VALENTIN NUGMANOV is a multilingual strategy consultant with an extensive international experience across six countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Russia).
He holds a doctorate in Management Science and a Specialist degree in Advertising from Moscow Polytechnic University, as well as several Master's degrees.
These include a Master's in Urban Studies, funded by the EU's Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, from the University of Genoa and the University of Seville, a Master's in Innovation Management from Paris-Dauphine University and Mines ParisTech, and a Master's in Sociology from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and Moscow State University.
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Case Master is an award-winning collection of thoughtful practice cases for consulting which will enable you to get a competitive edge for your upcoming case interviews. Case Master cases are all made to the highest standard and are custom-designed for optimal preparation and achieving mastery of all the core skills for case interviews: analysis, synthesis, calculation, estimation, and creativity.
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Framework is the only resource that offers a comprehensive guide to the most challenging part of a consulting case interview: structuring.
Required of candidates in the decisive first minutes of a case interview, a case structure forms the interviewer’s first impression of your preparedness, creates an expectation about your upcoming performance, and lays the groundwork for asking the right questions and ultimately cracking the case.
Framework presents for the first time a detailed classification of the business challenges that strategy consultants confront and a state-of-the-art framework to ace each one of them. Doing so, it takes a company-neutral approach and lays out a universal method that is relevant throughout consulting companies rather than referencing a single firm’s school of thought.
Written in plain English and featuring beginner-friendly definitions, Framework helps you instantly improve your case structuring skills and immediately solve cases like a professional consultant.
With Framework Part One you will master the predominant problem-based cases and learn:
Business Mental Math redefines mental math by offering you an easy-to-follow algorithm for each arithmetic operation —addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division— and a bonus one for validating results. Concise and presented in plain English, these ready-made algorithms allow you to make optimal choices within an inventory of mental math techniques to ace any calculation.
To practice the algorithms, Business Mental Math offers relevant exercises set in real-world business contexts, asking you to compute values for useful business metrics.
Devoid of theoretical and historical digressions, Business Mental Math sets one practical goal: to help you make quick and accurate computations in your mind, so that you can shine in case interviews and excel at graduate-level standardized tests.
From Business Mental Math you will learn: