April 2012

The Decisive Advantage

In any kind of high stakes competition, whether for your clients or for your own career, it’s VITAL to have a decisive advantage over the competition. Warren Buffet calls in the Durable Competitive Advantage. Michael Porter calls it Competitive Advantage. Regardless of the phrasing, the concept is the same: NEVER compete in a competition where [...]

Oliver Wyman Careers

Interest in Oliver Wyman careers has grown as the firm is currently the fastest-growing consultancy within the top ten. (Smaller firms have an easier time being fast-growing; so the top ten distinction is critical here.) Below you’ll find an overview of noteworthy features associated with Oliver Wyman careers. Company Structure Oliver Wyman’s parent company is [...]

Case in Point

Question: Victor, first, thank you so much for the resources you’ve provided.  I have watched your lectures twice and memorized your frameworks, and I feel like they are very helpful. My question pertains to differences between what I’ve seen from your approach and that put forth in Case in Point.  Specifically, when reading through the [...]

Business Experience for Consulting Interviews

Question: Recently I interviewed with McKinsey and Bain in Eastern Europe, got to the final rounds at both but did not get an offer. Especially getting rejected at Bain was devastating as it would be my dream company because of the cultural fit. My Bain interviewers encouraged me to get some more business experience, practise and reapply in 6 [...]