McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide
McKinsey Imbellus Guide

McKinsey Imbellus Solve Game Secrets

  • Learn the Exact Steps to Crack the 5 Games of the Imbellus
  • Discover the Proven Way to Master the 5 Skills Tested in the Game
  • Create your Ecosystem Chain Automatically with the Automated Excel Included
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  • Do you have to take the Imbellus Test and don‘t know how to get ready?
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  • Explains step-by-step how to crack all the Game Scenarios (and not just the popular ones)?
  • Answers all your questions and breaks down all the myths and misconceptions on the Test?
  • Shows you the simple path to master the 5 real skills tested in the Game and move to the next round?


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You can now get the exact information that took him months and tens of interviews to accumulate – in one click. This guide works for every single office having the test and every single scenario. Whether you haven’t read anything on the Imbellus or already purchased multiple guides, you are sure to find value in the “McKinsey Imbellus Game Secrets” guide.


This 138-page guide will:

  • Show you the perfect strategy for each of the 5 Game Scenarios
  • Explain every single part of the Game with ad-hoc pictures
  • Detail the exact steps to improve in the 5 Skills tested in the game
  • Provide you insider information from previous applicants who succeeded in the game
  • Reveal the must-know answers to the most common questions on the Imbellus
  • NEW: Disclose the exact probability of each Game Scenario
  • NEW: Offer you an automated Excel to create the Food Chain in Scenario 1 - Ecosystem Management with a detailed tutorial
  • NEW: Give you a proven template to build the food chain in Scenario 1 - Ecosystem Management
  • Provide you with real examples of food chains working and not working in Scenario 1 - Ecosystem Management
  • Present the rules of the game for Scenario 1 - Ecosystem Management
  • NEW: Show you the 7 steps to win Scenario 2 - Plant Defense


This guide will cover every single part of the Game, so you can be 100% confident the day of the assessment, without worrying “I should have prepared better for this”.


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Page 2-5
  • A New Way to Assess Candidates

Overview of the Imbellus Test

Page 6-11
  • What is the Imbellus Test
  • The Last Version of the Game – the Real Scenarios Tested
  • The Skills Tested – Overview

The Origin of the Test

Page 12-15
  • How the Test Was Born
  • Why McKinsey Moved Away From the PST
  • The Evolutions of the Game

The Game Scenarios

Page 16-29
  • The Game Today – The Current Structure
  • Scenario 1: Ecosystem Management Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 2: Plant Defense Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 3: Disaster Management Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 4: Disease Management Detailed Overview
  • Scenario 5: Migration Management Detailed Overview

The Skills Tested

Page 30-33
  • The Skills Tested – Definition
  • The Skills Tested – Example of Questions Asked
  • The Top Skill to Master

Hacking the Scenarios

Page 34-51
  • Ecosystem Management: How to Win the Game
  • Plant Defense: How to Win the Game
  • Disaster Management: How to Win the Game
  • Disease Management: How to Win the Game
  • Migration Management: How to Win the Game

Mastering the Skills

Page 52-66
  • Mastering the Skills – What You Should Practice
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 1
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 2
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 3
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 4
  • Mastering the Skills – Method 5
  • Mastering Individual Skills

Learning Tests Best Practices

Page 67-69
  • Test Best Practices – The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

FAQs, Final Tips and Conclusions

Page 70-79
  • Your Path to Master the Game
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Hacking the Game – Final Tips from Previous Candidates

Appendix 1: Excel Model Tutorial for Scenario 1

Page 80-107
  • Step-by-Step Approach to Identify the Optimal Location and Relevant Species for the Ecosystem Management game

Appendix 2: Food Chain Template for Scenario 1

Page 108-111
  • Proven Food Chain Pyramid to Identify the Ideal Species for the Ecosystem Management game

Appendix 3: Rules of the Game Scenario 1

Page 112-119
  • List of Rules for Ecosystem Management for the Ecosystem Management game

Appendix 4: Food Chain Examples for Scenario 1

Page 120-127
  • Examples of Food Chains Working and Not Working for the Ecosystem Management game

Appendix 5: The 7 Steps to Win the Plant Defense Game

Page 128-136
  • The Specific Steps to Take to Succeed in the Plant Defense

About the Author

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Francesco is an interview coach, former BCG consultant and tech entrepreneur. He is the #1 coach on for meetings done, where he completed more than 3.000 expert sessions.

As a coach for consulting interviews, Francesco helped hundreds of candidates to land offers from McKinsey, BCG and Bain. Since 2016, he organizes consulting bootcamps in some of the leading universities in Europe.

As a consultant, Francesco joined BCG in the Milan office, where he worked on projects in the energy, industrial goods and consumer goods sectors. After BCG, he worked in venture capital in Germany as an angel fund associate.

As an entrepreneur, Francesco founded two companies in Europe and Asia in the entertainment and EdTech sectors. He is currently leading a Singapore-based company and supporting startups as a strategic advisor.

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August 08, 2020 by Anonymous

Usually, I'm not particularly eager to purchase materials for test preparation, but I feel this is worth every penny. Most of the guide/advice (even on prep lounge) about Imbellus just emphasized the general idea. This guide goes very deep into each scenario and tackles it in very detailed directions. The benefit of having this guide is that you can understand the game before getting an invitation from the company/game started. Thus you will be able to apply the best strategies step by step for each scenario that you will get. It also includes applicable tips from successful candidates. 100% recommended. Update: Francesco also kindly sends updated version of this file so there is no harm at all for purchasing it earlier. The updated file that I got includes many more comprehensive scenarios

7 users found this review helpful.
August 08, 2020 by Samay

This is the best guide that I have ever seen for an assessment. The Imbellus Game is very different from other consulting assessments, and Francesco's expertise shone through as I studied the guide. It started with a bit of background on why the Imbellus test is used instead of the PST. It then goes onto describe the game and what is involved so you will know exactly what to expect on the day. The guide then provides tips on how to master the game and score very highly. Finally, it provides support and guidance on what a candidate can do to improve their skill level. Thanks very much Francesco, with this guide I can be confident in succeeding with McKinsey!

2 users found this review helpful.
July 31, 2021 by Anonymous

This actually really worked and got me an interview!

1 user found this review helpful.
November 26, 2020 by Olesia

This guide appeared to be extremely useful. Firstly, the material helped me to prepare a strategy on each game in advance. Secondly, I stopped worrying that I would not be prepared enough. Finally, I liked the advice the author gives to develop problem-solving skills. I successfully passed the game and moved to the next round. Thank you!

1 user found this review helpful.
October 12, 2020 by Anonymous

Super useful guide with a lot of great insights on the game and how to solve it. Makes things way more clear! I can definitely recommend the guide for anyone taking the Imbellus test.

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Any Open Questions left? Check Out Our FAQ

1) Does the pdf guide cover all the 5 games or only ecosystem and plant defense?

The pdf guide covers explanations (with pictures) and strategies for all 5 possible games (Ecosystem Management, Plant Defense, Disaster Management, Disease Management, Migration Management).

2) What if the game changes after I purchase the guide?

The guide is constantly updated – usually within hours of any major change. You will get lifetime access to any updated version for free.

3) Why should I buy the McKinsey Game Secrets guide?

The McKinsey Game Secrets guide is the only product with third-party verified reviews in the market today with a full explanation of all the 5 possible games and an Excel proven to complete an Ecosystem Chain in 16 minutes.

4) I have other questions/doubts, what should I do?

Please contact Francesco here and he will reply within 12 hours.