Crack the Case System: How to Conquer Your Case Interviews

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Ohrvall Media, 2015 - Business consultants - 264 pages
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"You want a job in consulting? This book is a must have! David Ohrvall is indubitably the black-belt of case interview preparation. This book is the preparation bible of any serious candidate." -njm83 (Amazon reviewer)

Crack the Case System shows you how to master the core skills you need for conquering the toughest interview of your career: the case interview. Favored by top consulting firms and many Fortune 500 companies, a case interview is a rigorous test of your analytical skills, business savvy and personal presentation. David Ohrvall, former Bain & Company management consultant, has trained over 50,000 top MBAs and undergrads at elite business schools around the world in his legendary Crack the Case Workshops. In Crack the Case System, David delivers a complete training program, including over 40 cases and 160 companion videos that take you deeper into key concepts and show you how star candidates approach a variety of case questions.

In addition to step-by-step practical instruction on nailing your cases, you'll also discover:

  • Roadmaps for navigating the 13 most common case types, using a common sense approach to business concepts
  • How to show off the 6 essential skills your interviewer is looking for in winning candidates
  • What separates mediocre candidates from exceptional performers who land offers
  • Tips for fine-tuning your approach to different firm styles and formats
  • How to deliver high-impact answers to the 7 most important questions in your fit interviews
  • 4 detailed practice plans to take you from beginner to case ninja at your preferred pace
  • 42 cases available as FREE downloads on, including case starts, market sizing, short business cases and full cases with slides and handouts
  • Over 160 companion videos FREE on

"Hands down the best, most comprehensive case-prep system on the market." -RW

"Using the videos and coaching from Crack the Case System, I earned an offer from a Top 3 firm in one of the most competitive offices in the US (and had final round interviews with the other two). I highly recommend this text to anyone seeking to improve their case skills." -Richard H

"I just received an offer from a top-tier consulting firm, and Crack the Case System was by far the most helpful resource I used for interview preparation. I can honestly say that I would not have received my offer without this book." -Kdubs1234 "The Crack the Case System book is by far one of the best stand alone study guides published. I highly recommend this book for all MBAs, APDs, or undergrads that need to prepare for interviews." -Alvin L.

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David Ohrvall is the global expert on the topic of case interviews. A dynamic and sought-after speaker, his legendary Crack the Case Workshops have trained over 50,000 MBAs and undergraduates at elite business schools around the world including the Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Chicago Booth, INSEAD, Oxford and Cambridge. David also has an extensive private coaching practice that has launched over 1,200 clients into consulting, venture capital and other industries. David is a former Bain & Company manager and a graduate of the Wharton School (MBA and undergrad). Learn more about David and read his blog at

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