The Consulting Offer III, Zach Steinfeld

The Consulting Offer III, Zach Steinfeld

24 Episodes

Zach Steinfeld is a Georgia Tech. graduate whom we trained to eventually join the world's largest strategy firm in their US practice.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachsteinfeld

In The Consulting Offer watch former McKinsey et al senior partners mentor real candidates into the most elite consulting firms. Across 4 seasons, the program has never failed to place a participant.

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The Consulting Offer III, Zach Steinfeld
  • TCO 10-STEP GUIDE

    Episode 1

    This video provides an overview of TCO content on our sister-site Firmsconsulting.com.

    All the video content is the same though some functions like the quizzes and daily candidate activity logs can only be found on Firmsconsulting.com

  • PREVIEW: COUNTER-INTUITIVE INSIGHTS FROM CASE INTERVIEW CLIENTS

    Episode 1

  • HOW WE ANALYZE YOUR VIEWING AND OUR INSIGHTS ON YOUR LEARNING HABITS

    Episode 2

  • 1. ZACH SESSION #1: BLOOMBERG ESTIMATION AND BRAINSTORMING CASES

    Episode 4

    Learning how to handle estimation cases: the format to follow, how to complete the critical sanity check, how to communicate with the interviewer and how to handle yourself when making a mistake. Learning to handle brainstorming cases. How far should a decision tree go, how much time can you take...

  • 2. ZACH SESSION #2: MONT BLANC LUXURY WATCH CASE

    Episode 5

    Discussing the mindset required to effectively learn from TCO I & II. Examining what is more important than your ability to solve a case. Understanding the cost structures of businesses and what makes a business viable. Discussing the cost-volume-profit curve. Discussing the economics of needs an...

  • 3. ZACH SESSION #3: MARKET ENTRY CASES

    Episode 6

    The difference between clarifying information vs. asking for more information. Understanding how to solve market entry cases. The 1st thing to consider when doing market entry cases. Mastering estimation as part of a case. Discussing licensing, outsourcing, white labeling, greenfield investments ...

  • 4. ZACH SESSION #4: CVP AND MCC

    Episode 7

    Discussing OEM and ODM. Semiconductor chip manufacturer case. Discussing commodity suppliers’ behaviour, including market signals, price wars and driving weaker suppliers out of business.

  • 5. ZACH SESSION #5: SPANX

    Episode 8

    Learning how to solve investment cases using back-of-the-envelope calculations and the cost-volume-profit curve. Mastering estimation cases.

  • 6. ZACH SESSION #6: WHO DISEASE MANAGEMENT CASE

    Episode 9

    World Health Organization disease management case. Solving cases on sensitive matters. The importance of definitions when solving cases. How to deal with vague cases. Guidelines to keep in mind when solving cases. Discussing answer first cases, cases involving hypotheses and conversational cases.

  • 7. ZACH SESSION #7: CHINA VMS DATA EXHIBIT CASE

    Episode 10

    Learning to solve data intensive cases: how to read graphs, how to develop hypotheses from graphs, how to come up with the data required to test your hypothesis and how to tie all graphs together. We learn a 4 step process when solving any data case. We also learn how to communicate insights and ...

  • 8. ZACH SESSION #8: MCDONALDS BOUTIQUE RESTAURANT CASE

    Episode 11

    Discussing which 2 consulting firms will likely be the strongest players in 30 years and why. Strategy case on large fast food US chain. Learning to solve cases where there are no numbers and no generic structure. What to do if you get stuck in a case and don't have a framework.

  • 9. ZACH SESSION #9: SOYBEAN CASE

    Episode 12

    Discussing written cases. How to discuss articles you are reading and handle sensitive subjects / discussions related to politics. How to do cases where you have almost no business knowledge, in this case we are looking at production, storage and shipment of biofuel developed from soybeans. Discu...

  • 10. ZACH SESSION #10: L’OREAL CHINESE MARKET FOR SKIN CARE CASE

    Episode 13

    Learning the steps for trends analysis in a case. L’Oréal Chinese market for skin care lightening product case. Estimations. Learning to use business judgment to make intelligent assumptions in a case.

  • 11. ZACH SESSION #11: TESLA CASE

    Episode 14

    How is the elimination decision made? Learn how to discuss articles you read. Continue to learn how to discuss trends. Tesla charging stations vs. better battery case. Learning to understand the case by simplifying situation to something you understand. What you should focus on when dealing with ...

  • 12. ZACH SESSION #12: USPS TURNAROUND AND CORPORATE STRATEGY

    Episode 15

    Completing a trend analysis. Learn how to discuss articles you read. United States Postal Service turnaround and corporate strategy case. How to approach turnaround cases for a state owned company? Discussing the role of government.

  • 13. ZACH SESSION #13: BITCOIN INVESTMENT CASE

    Episode 16

    How to discuss articles? How to discuss trends. Bitcoin 20 million investment case. How to approach an operations case?

  • 15. ZACH SESSION #14: 10 DRILLS

    Episode 17

    Working on 10 drills. How to take notes during case interviews?

  • 16. ZACH SESSION #15: LAFD

    Episode 18

    Increasing productivity of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Solving productivity case without an income statement/balance sheet. Productivity cases for a cost center and where more output is not a success.

  • 16.1 ZACH SESSION #15: LAFD

    Episode 19

    Increasing productivity of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Solving productivity case without an income statement/balance sheet. Productivity cases for a cost center and where more output is not a success.

  • 17. ZACH SESSION #16: LUXURY WATCH OPERATIONS CASE

    Episode 20

    How to discuss articles you read? How to discuss trends? How to speak about your internship/work experience? Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer operations case. How to dig deep into a case to determine key criteria, which may not be immediately obvious, that should guide your analyses.

  • 18. ZACH SESSION #17: RESUME EDITING PART 1

    Episode 21

    First edit of Zach’s resume.

  • 19. ZACH SESSION #18: RESUME EDITING PART 2

    Episode 22

    Second edit of Zach’s resume.

  • 20. ZACH SESSION #19: RESUME EDITING PART 3

    Episode 23

    Third edit of Zach’s resume.

  • 21. ZACH ELIMINATION RATIONALE

    Episode 24

    The subtle but critical reason Zach’s presence in TCO III ended.