Strategy Simplified

Strategy Simplified

When we asked Fortune 1000 managers what skill differentiated a top performer, "a focus on what is important" was the #1 answer. The ability to identify what is most important separates strategists from analysts. Welcome to Strategy Simplified - we slice through business jargon to get to the simple heart of business strategy. Hosted by the senior leadership team of Management Consulted - ex-Bain consultant and successful tech entrepreneur Jenny Rae Le Roux, MC COO Namaan Mian, and ex-McKinsey Engagement Manager Stephanie Knight - Strategy Simplified uses case studies and conversations to apply business strategy concepts. What does Disney's cost structure tell us about Disney+? Can Uber ever be profitable? What does an iced coffee company have to do with U.S. car manufacturers? Enter the world of Strategy Simplified and find out.

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July 30, 2021 48 min

In this mock case interview, the candidate is preparing for a first round interview with BCG. Can he solve the case like a true BCG consultant? 

The case involves a brick-and-mortar electronics retailer struggling to survive amidst the pressures from competitors and innovation in the industry. The company is looking for a winning retail strategy that staves off the competition and gets them back to profitability.

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How are Round 2 case interviews different from round 1 interviews? Not much... and quite a bit, actually. While the actual content of the cases remains the same, there are major differences in how the interviewer runs the cases in the 2nd round. Get all the details in this short episode. 

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The BCG Online Case (or Potential Test) is 1 step in the interview process for BCG. This computer-based screening tool is designed to weed out unqualified candidates before they get to the actual case interview. 

Listen to learn how to prepare for and ace the BCG Online Case, the 3 things the BCG Online Case tests for, and what to expect in the BCG Chatbot interview.

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Do case frameworks have to be boring? How do you make frameworks creative? Do they even need to be creative?

If you've ever asked yourself these questions, this episode will change how you approach case structures. Listen now!

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If you are looking for an ultimate case interview guide... you found it.

From answering the question of "What is a case interview?" to explaining how to prepare for the case to how to create frameworks, this episode has it all. Ready to get your case interview game on? 

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The M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) framework is one of the most useful frameworks both for consulting and finance cases. Listen now to learn how to apply the M&A framework inside any case you might come across! 

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Bhushan Sethi is a PwC Partner and global thought leader on the future of work. He brings decades of experience to this podcast conversation around work-life balance, diversity & inclusion, what going back to the office will look like, and more.

Want to learn about PwC's forward-looking people strategy AND get recruiting tips from a senior executive in consulting? Then this episode will make your day. Be prepared to take no...

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2021 MBB application deadlines are almost upon us, which means now is the time to apply! This episode covers everything you need to know about the McKinsey recruiting timeline, BCG application timeline, Bain application deadline, and more. If you need help getting your resume ready for the MBB application deadlines, work with our expert editing team today. 

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Came to Strategy Simplified looking for a McKinsey case study? Whether you're doing case interview prep or looking to practice case interview frameworks, this episode has it all for you. 

Learn how a future consultant (Kayla) approaches a case led by a former McKinsey consultant (Lisa). The client in the case is a public university that's considering adding an inter-collegiate football team to its athletic program. Grab a p...

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The Market Study framework is one of the most versatile case interview frameworks, making it a must-know for anyone going into consulting. This episode is a quick primer on the framework - enjoy! 

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In this episode, we're sharing 4 case interview secrets to help you crack the mystery that is case interviews. Implement these 4 tips, and you will see results in your case prep and get closer to landing an offer with a top consulting firm! 

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This episode is all about the Profitability Framework in case interviews. Is profitability a 2-part or 4-part structure? Jenny Rae spills all in this short lesson. 

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This bonus episode is a case prep session brought to you by Altman Solon (top TMT strategy consultancy). The session includes a breakdown of case interviews, how firms evaluate you, and a full case study. Grab pen and paper and follow along!

Don't forget to send in your resume for consideration for 1 of 3 openings at Altman Solon (link below).

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June 18, 2021 11 min

Welcome to another Strategy Simplified case study. Today, we're taking on Tesla. Tesla is a fascinating story stock - but beyond what you see on the Twitterverse, we wanted to find out what goes on under the hood at Tesla. 

What is the company's business model? What are potential threats Tesla may face? How can the company continue its success? Listen to find out! 

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Is there a wrong way to answer a market sizing question or solve a market sizing case? The short answer is: "absolutely." This episode covers the specific steps to take to knock market sizing questions out of the park! 

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June 14, 2021 38 min

In this bonus episode of Strategy Simplified, we turn the mic over to top TMT strategy consultancy, Altman Solon. Managing Partner Rory Altman and team walk through what makes the firm unique, why you may want to work there, and current job opportunities. 

If, after listening, you are interested in submitting your resume for the role of Consultant, Senior Consultant, or Manager, click the link below to apply. 

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This episode features Lance Mortlock, an EY senior strategy Partner. He brings years of strategy experience and a silky-smooth British accent to the table.
 
Through the course of this conversation, we delve into his consulting history (Accenture and EY), dig into the core skills that separate analysts from strategists, and unpack insights from his book on scenario planning. It's a can't-miss conversation! 

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Having a stellar elevator pitch is an essential ingredient in any successful networking recipe. In this episode, we lay out the 4-part process for crafting a great elevator pitch.

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We're bringing you a treat in this 1st episode of Season 4 of Strategy Simplified

The episode features a BCG case interview where a leading Internet Service Provider (ISP) is struggling to make a profit. The candidate has been tasked to create a strategy for aggressive revenue growth. 

Listen as he builds a framework for and identifies potential solutions to the problem in the case. There are learnings aplenty throughout the...

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There are plenty of ways to flunk an interview - or, more specifically, informational networking interviews. If you want to ace your interviews, you need a game plan. In this episode, Jenny Rae details the specific actions to take to make that a reality.

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