November 2009

Question: Thanks for all your help and guidance. I have seen your videos nearly 4 times now, and it was of great help for my case prep. However, I was dropped after Round 2 APD interviews. I have 2 questions that I would like you to shed some light on: 1.    The feedback I got [...]

Question: I have been following your blog at and using your video for my case interview practice. You mentioned in a couple of posts that better consultants are those who are hyper-analytical/linear thinkers. Creative/lateral thinkers may make the person to communicate in a non-client-friendly way -- hard to follow. I did exactly this in [...]

Question: I have an intelligence background (HUMINT), B.S. degree, and MBA/Finance from XXXXXX University.  I know my pedigree doesn’t lend toward McKinsey and the other top strategic consulting firms out there, but am very interested in getting into the commercial side of management consulting. I’m currently doing change management and strategic advisory for public sector [...]

Question: Right now I'm feeling like I don't quite understand consulting... what do consultants think of themselves? What do clients expect out of consultants?.. For my junior level consultant friends, I know they were just involved in brainstorming, and did all the cold call, data mining and modeling and etc.. My Reply: The very first time [...]