Monthly Archives December 2007

A capital framework for evaluating career choices

My brother recently proposed the following framework for thinking about career choices or rather, choices “for your next gig.” It is a capital-oriented framework where traditional capital (money, equity) is just one part of it. He defines five different types of capital: Financial capital: traditional capital falls into this category e.g. How much money will [...]

Revenue – cost = profit

One of the simplest and yet striking ideas that I’ve heard for thinking about case interviews has been – always start with the simple framework that you are trying to maximize profit, which is the difference between revenue and cost. Everything else should be done either to increase revenue or decrease cost. Similarly, one of [...]