Peter has been asked to drive a high-visibility cross-functional project. This could be a career booster. It is also a challenge. The skills that made him successful in his job so far will not be sufficient here. If only he knew how consultants tackle this kind of problems!
Cracked It! will show Peter, step by step, how to state, structure and solve the problem – and how to communicate the solution convincingly to his boss and other stakeholders.
Julie is building the business plan for a new venture. Investors, prospective partners, potential hires – all ask a lot of questions. Julie feels she has all the answers, but somehow they don’t seem to fall neatly into place when she pitches her business plan…
Cracked It! will help Julie develop a structured, coherent argument to sell her solution with impact and confidence.
Jake has been promoted to the Strategy unit of his company after a successful career in sales. All his new colleagues are alumni of strategy consulting firms. Structuring complex problems and building slide decks seems second nature to them, and they use this bizarre jargon…
Cracked It! will give Jake an accelerated training on the problem-solving and communications methods of consulting. Without the jargon.
Acing the case interview
Jeanne is applying for positions at top management consulting firms. She has read up on “case cracking” in interviews, but some of it seems superficial. How is she supposed to tackle a complex business problem right after hearing it for the first time?
Cracked It! will show Jeanne how strategy consultants do just that. And what they expect from their new hires.
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“The companies that win will be those that use superior problem solving tools. Cracked It! teaches you how. It captures the real world experience of successful problem solving and presents the learnings in an engaging style.”
“CEOs regularly pay a king's ransom to the top management consulting firms for help in solving their most complex problems. You may not have the consultant's connections or their knowledge of the industry, but this book will help you learn the secrets of their problem-solving process so you can tackle your own problems more effectively.”
“Too often at the Board or executive level, time is wasted looking for solutions to a problem which has not been clearly defined. Garrette, Phelps and Sibony provide a structured approach to defining problems which should prove useful to practitioners.“
“A great read for all current and future business leaders! The secret sauce of solving hard problems and selling solutions to drive change is at your doorstep. Just go get it!“