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Strategic Case Analysis  2016 Edition: Business Concepts, Strategy Frameworks, and Solved Business Cases as Socratic Dialogues by [Mishra, Sam]
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Strategic Case Analysis (Second edition, revised in 2016) demonstrates how to solve business strategy / strategic marketing / product strategy cases in a structured manner as "Socratic Dialogues." All cases in the "Solved Cases" chapter use the Socratic dialogue approach between the interviewer / client and the interviewee / consultant. These dialogues reach the length and breadth required to build rapport with the interviewer, unearth the data needed to be gathered prior to solving the case by applying a judicious mix of common sense and various strategy frameworks outlined in the book, and provide a thoroughly detailed solution / summary by the interviewee / consultant towards the end of the case.

Business owners as interviewers can leverage the solved cases based on real-life business experience of the author. Relational Contracts, Double Marginalization, and Pareto Negotiation Frontier Heuristic can be of practical use to individuals and businesses alike in negotiations; these are covered in the chapter titled Advanced Strategy Frameworks.

A comprehensive set of basic frameworks, advanced frameworks, and business concepts make this book an attractive reference for students at top Universities and top Business Schools who aspire for marketing / management consulting careers as well as for business owners who need to hire the best from the current crop of students graduating in 2016 / 2017. Originally written to guide college and MBA students on how to find coveted jobs by mastering the CASE INTERVIEW, the book has grown to be of interest to business owners, marketing and finance practitioners, and ex-corporate employees looking for a second career as management consultants.


The book covers the following:

Business Concepts: Integrative and Distributive Bargaining, Forward and Backward Integration, Principal-Agent Problem are three of the 33 concepts outlined in the first edition. The second edition has additional business concepts meaningful for job seekers globally for the second half of the current decade (2010 - 2020).

Strategy Frameworks: Frameworks like the 4 P's, the 5 C's, and the Porter Five Forces are provided and used as tools by the interviewee in cracking business problems using the interviewer-interviewee dialog as the format for 10 business cases. PLC (Product Life Cycle) included as a basic framework is for those interested product marketing and product management jobs in hi-tech and biotech firms. The Ansoff Matrix has been expanded via additional diagrams in this second e-book edition.

Advanced Business Frameworks: Relational Contracts, Double Marginalization, Pareto Negotiation Frontier are three of the many frameworks covered only in this book on marketing and strategy, as per one of the early readers.

Game Theory: Negotiating your pay package via repeated games (Game Theory) achieved via multiple rounds of negotiation can earn you significantly higher pay, higher revenue for your products and solutions from your existing customers, etc. Game Theory has been expanded as a new chapter in the Second Edition.

Practice Cases and Brain-Teasers: Practice cases are additional business cases asked by top consulting firms in interview settings. Brainteasers are frequently asked to quickly weed out unfit candidates by firms; a couple of brainteasers have been solved in the second edition.

Appendix A now contains the ancient McKinsey 7-S framework for purposes of documentation.

Appendix B, added to the second edition, is intended to serve as a primer on Integral Calculus for readers interested in learning how the "Integral" of a PLC or "normal statistical" curve is a "S-Curve."

S-Curves and other "Technology Strategy" frameworks are dealt with in more detail in a book titled "Technology Strategy" by Sam Mishra.

About the Author

Sam Mishra is a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, California, USA. In Fall 2011 and 2012, Sam taught a 3-credit graduate level business strategy course called Technology Strategy to MBA students in Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The students used the book to brush up on business strategy concepts. Sam Mishra has worked with large consulting / fortune 500 firms in the past, including Deloitte, Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Sun Microsystems, Goodyear, and Nissan. Sam earned his MBA from MIT Sloan School, where he was a Merit Award nominee. Sam lives in San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and son.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: franteractive.net; 2 edition (1 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GA0BRM4
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