I’ve noticed that very few people in this world pursue their goals or dreams. When I ask why they don’t, I usually get some answer like, “I can’t,” or “it’s not possible.” When I hear that, I am often tempted to ask the following questions: “You can’t accomplish X because it breaks the laws of [...]

In school, if you get 95 out of 100 questions correct, you get a 95% score. Much of childhood education grading is done on an objective basis. However, once you enter the workforce, this changes. You get promoted based on how others perceive your abilities, as opposed to any objective measure of your abilities. You [...]

One of the first lessons every first-year at McKinsey is taught is the difference between a fact and an opinion. The worst thing you could do at McKinsey was present an opinion as if it were fact. If you did this in front of a partner, the partner would never want you on another project. [...]

This success story comes from a McKinsey new hire from a non-target school who gives tips on getting an interview, and explains how to use the 80/20 rule in case interview preparation. Success Story: First, thank you for your materials, they helped a lot in the beginning. After more than 300 hours of preparation and about [...]

Here are a few success stories from readers that contain some useful tips for others pursuing a career with Bain. Success Story: Just received an offer at Bain & Co. What luck to have come across your website a week before the final round! What separates your exposition about applying frameworks to case interviews (and life really!) from [...]

These success stories come from readers who landed offers to work at international BCG firms. If you are in a similar situation or have similar goals, I hope that you can gain some insight from their stories. Success Story: I can’t thank you enough for providing these invaluable resources. Your videos are by far the [...]

In every system, there’s a point where the system can not do more. In a car, this limit is denoted by the gauge that measures the engine’s revolutions per minute (RPM). When you step on the accelerator, the RPMs zoom up. However, you’ll notice the top end of the gauge is marked in red. This [...]

Question on Booz Allen Hamilton Interview:  Hello Victor, I wanted to inform you that I had applied to Booz Allen Hamilton (Energy Practice, Middle East) and underwent two rounds of telephonic interviews with people at Principal level and then received a call for the second round which would be face-to-face. The telephonic interviews included one [...]

Question: I am a loyal subscriber of your emails and a big fan who also benefited a lot from your case interview materials. I have aimed to enter the consulting industry as my career goal, and I have tried it once with a emerging consultancy, I got the chance to do my second case, but [...]

Question: It was really fascinating to read your today’s email about landing a McKinsey offer while coming from advertising. Because this is exactly what I’m going through now: I work in a top ad agency in [European city] and I’m in a middle of my preparation process for interviews in MBB. In case you would be so kind [...]

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