Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you a system that will help you answer today's most sophisticated case questions. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
For being one of the most popular case books, I found this book less useful than expected. The one thing that I will say it does have going for it is that it’s a quick read. If you are completely unfamiliar with what a case interview is, it may be a good introduction and overview to general approaches that can be taken to address cases. That being said, if you’re looking for true case preparation, I’d recommend “Case Interview Secrets” by Victor Cheng as I think it gives a structure that is easier to apply to multiple scenarios (rather than trying to memorize 12 different frameworks).
The reason this book still got 3-stars is because I found it a decent point of reference and something that I used to prompt my memory through the preparation process. I’d still recommend the book, but only if you’re going to also read other books. If you’re only going to take the time to read one case book – give this one a skip.
Rating: 3 stars!
Who should read it? Folks completely unfamiliar with case interviews and are looking for an introduction to the concept.