creativity

Case Interviews: When to Be Creative

Question: I have been following your blog at caseinterview.com 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 [...]

The Case Interviewer's Mindset

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 [...]

Do "Creatives" Make Good Consultants?

Question: Hi. I have a questions for you. I am currently in the process of interviewing with McKinsey. I am enjoying studying the case questions and am excited about the prospect of potentially working at McKinsey, but was made concerned by a comment that you made in your Harvard lecture videos. You stated that people [...]

Is My Case Answer Too Detailed?

Question: Today I got rejected because they felt I got a too detailed approach, in consulting you need to be creative, out of the box and be able to quickly change and think. Could you please recommend some exercis for this or do you believe this can be trained by the practice you mentioned in [...]