Victor Cheng's McKinsey-Style Practice Cases

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Anonymous A asked on Apr 04, 2020

Hi,

I've seen that Victor Cheng has some McKinsey-Style Practice Cases in his website, which are not always available for sale.

https://www.caseinterview.com/mckinsey-cases

If anyone has used them and has an idea about the quality of material, it would be very helpful to elaborate on it.

Thanks

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Luca
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replied on Apr 05, 2020
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Hello,

I would avoid to focus my preparation on a specific case format or company. First of all, it's a myth that in McKinsey you find only interviewer-led cases. Secondly, at the beginning you won't even notice if it's an interviewer-led or a candidate-led case, you will write down your structure as you did in BCG or Bain.

I would focus more on finding a good casebook with a variety of cases and approaches. The LOMS program, indeed, it's very nice and I suggest to use it in parallel with practicing with other people.

Feel free to write me if you want to discuss it further or if you want suggestions regarding casebooks.

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Vlad
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replied on Apr 05, 2020
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Hi!

Please don't do the mistake of preparing only for the interviewer-led cases. McKinsey has both Interviewer and candidate-led cases. If you prepare in a candidate-led format - you'll be ready for both

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Anonymous replied on Apr 05, 2020

His Looking Over My Shoulder (LOMS) audio recordings are very good and NOT firm specific. It gave you key basic concepts of conduction a case interview. I use it personally and I would say it is a very good investment from my side. Of course nothing beats live practice with a partner but that is second best thing

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Clara
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replied on Apr 06, 2020
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Hello!

Interviewee-interviewer led cases is probably the most misleading concept that I have come across in this world, something that keeps confusing people and about which I keep getting questions from my coachees.

In McKinsey, as well as other MBBs, you can -and you most likely will- find both.

So don´t make the mistake of prepping only one! A wide variety of cases, both in terms of "type" (e.g., profitability, M&A, market entry, pricing, etc.) and industries.

This said, you can find good cases in Cheng´s page, but also others equally good and free -like in this page-.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Antonello
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replied on Apr 30, 2020
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Hi, They are good but you can find lots of great cases for free online (here and on the best libraries of top MBA schools). Furthermore I recommend do not struggle with interviewer led vs candidate led cases. Just learn how to solve cases :)
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Daniel
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replied on Apr 06, 2020
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They are alright, definitely a useful prep.

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Daniel

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