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Case in point vs Case interview secrets(Victor Cheng)

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Jimmy asked on Feb 11, 2020

If you had to choose only one between those 2 books, which one would you choose?

Case in point vs Case interview secrets(Victor Cheng)

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Luca
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replied on Feb 29, 2020
BCG |NASA | SDA Bocconi & Cattolica partner | GMAT expert 780/800 score | 200+ students coached

Hello,

I would suggest Case in point. Victor Cheng could add value but could also be a bit confusin if you start from scratch with that.
Go for the Cosentino's book and then have a look to Case interviews secrets between your case sessions.

Best,
Luca

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Sidi
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updated an answer on Feb 12, 2020
McKinsey Senior EM & BCG Consultant | Interviewer at McK & BCG for 7 years | Coached 350+ candidates secure MBB offers

Hi! Both books are good starting points, but nothing more. I recommend to read them to get an understanding of the general mechanics and dynamics of a case interview. However, none of the two will equip you with the required skills to robustly address strategic questions.

Cheers, Sidi

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Vlad
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replied on Feb 12, 2020
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Hi,

You should do both and much more (40+ personal interviews). Sorry, there is no world where you can just choose between the two

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Anonymous replied on Sep 01, 2020

Hi,

Both are good starting points. Personally I prefer Victor Cheng's book. Found it easier to digest and more practical. But this is totally personal preference. So I suggest you read both, at least for the first a few chapters. And if you are really time bound, after reading both for a bit, you should be able to have a feel of which one suits you better.

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Emily

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Anonymous G replied on Feb 13, 2020

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Clara
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replied on Feb 12, 2020
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Hello!

You can gain good insights from both of them, but none is 100% holistic of enaugh!

They can be the 1st propedeutic layer of your prep, but the only way to really master casing is by casing.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Antonello
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replied on Feb 11, 2020
McKinsey | NASA | top 10 FT MBA professor for consulting interviews | 6+ years of coaching

If you are a beginner I would go with Cosentino

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