Darden Consulting Case Book

25163 Words101 Pages
DARDEN CONSULTING CASE BOOK 2012-2013 EDITION TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. The Consulting Case Interview 1. Structure of the Case Interview 2. Frameworks 3. The Math 2. Company Overviews & Interview Processes 3. Practice Cases 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Bike DVD Rental Service in NYC Dry Wall Competitive Threat Organ Donation Case Central Power Chemicals, Inc. Hospital Profitability Contact Lens Manufacturer Growth TABLE OF CONTENTS (CONT’D) 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. E-commerce in the Airline Industry Big Green Biofuels New Rubber Plant Investment Asian Mobile Service Provider Radiator Lens for Defense Aircraft Capital Investment for Utility Electric Car Manufacturer Growth Miner’s Dilemma Big Truck Company Auto…show more content…
Feel free to again ask for a minute to gather your thoughts, and it’s a good idea to write out a recommendation slide consisting of your actual recommendation (be direct and to the point!) some risks, and then next steps. When presenting your recommendation, immediately start with what you think the client should do (there is no need to rehash the analysis of the case first), with a few supporting arguments from your analysis. Then present your risks and next steps. Your verbal presentation of this recommendation should take no more than 30 secs – 1 minute. Be concise! FRAMEWORKS Frameworks The most important thing to remember about frameworks is that there is no one-size-fits-all framework. That being said, the profit framework applies to a large number of cases. For a good overview of how various parts of a framework fits together in one monster diagram, refer to the Tim Darling book. Marc Cosentino also presents good overviews in Case In Point of the most common frameworks, but do not memorize them. Instead, you should be able to use your intuitive business judgment to determine the most relevant issues to examine. When constructing your framework, remember to be MECE, a McKinsey-coined term that stands for Mutual Exclusive, Collectively Exhaustive. What this means is that you should cover all the relevant issues to the problem through several buckets (that have drilldowns into important

More about Darden Consulting Case Book

Open Document