Materials for Chapter 3 of The Consulting Apprenticeship

placeit 2Takeaway Exercise 2: If you have more time and want to spend more time on techniques, it is worthwhile to better understand how to establish the right problem-solving structure. Consider these resources:

  • McKinsey presentation on problem-solving and decision-making (covers core concepts like problem definition, issue trees, MECE, 80/20 rule): See here.
  • The McKinsey Way by Ethan Rasiel (especially Part 1, pages 1-45): This book also covers concepts like MECE, issue trees, 80/20 rule, and more. Visit Amazon here.
  • The McKinsey Approach to Problem Solving (McKinsey Staff Paper, No. 66, July 2007)