Success in Life

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook speech to the Harvard Business School Class of 2012. Topics to pay attention to: 1) Re-thinking how you decide on your next career steps 2) Noticing her comments about how people are afraid to tell authority figures bad news (re-affirming my advice that your willingness to do so [...]

One of the most profoundly important concepts in business (and in managing your career) is the idea of the Decisive Advantage. The concept applies to any endeavor that involves competition — and more importantly deciding whether or not to even bother competing. It is this latter decision that most people rarely consciously consider. This is [...]

In the United States, we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving — where it is customary to take one day out of the year to think about everything one is grateful for in life. I wanted to take this time to express my appreciation and gratitude to you and the rest of the CaseInterview.com community. [...]

Question: Today I got a feedback call from BCG. Three weeks ago I had a selection process for a business course (recruitment event) at BCG, which was comparable with a first round. I had two case interviews and an online case test. This was the first time I did a case interview and I received [...]

Question: Thank you for your regular emails, they are extremely helpful and I only wish I knew about your site earlier. I learned about it only one month before my interviews, where I should have been heeding your advice one year before. I am not doing an MBA program, but I attend the top masters [...]

If you have been following the news, the death of Steve Jobs has been everywhere. Steve Jobs had an unusually big impact of my life and my parents’ lives. You see my parents started one of the very first Apple dealers in my hometown of San Diego, California. In 1977, Jobs co-invented the first mass [...]

Many believe that consulting skills (and by proxy case interview skills) are amongst some of the most useful skills in business. While I do agree with this statement, I do think there is another skill that is infinitely more useful in both business and in life. It is the skill of overcoming rejection or adversity. [...]

Question: First, let me tell you that LOMS has been of great help. It was interesting and very concise. Thanks to it, I was able to get an offer from BCG and Oliver Wyman. I really enjoyed meeting the consultants, but ultimately feel BCG is a better fit. In any case, I have a question [...]

Question: Unfortunately, yesterday I received the feedback after my first round interview at Bain [Europe]. The approach and the solution to the cases was correct, but I didn’t pass for the following reasons: 1) incisiveness not so high (i.e. lack of “verve”) 2) few analytical mistakes As an engineer with an MBA, I could say [...]

Email: I want to thank you so much for the invaluable support that you gave me these past months. Yesterday, I received an offer from my top choice consulting firm. While not as prestigious as Mckinsey or BCG, the firm is top in its field when it comes to [Person’s Favorite Industry] consulting, and that [...]

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