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Case Study Prompt

Your client is an entrepreneur. A live dinosaur has just been found in Africa and will be auctioned off. There is only one. 

Your client would like to buy the dinosaur and use it as the centerpiece in a new animal themed park he would like to open. The park will be in a major metropolitan area in a developed, Western country.

What is the maximum price that our client should bid for the dinosaur?

Case Study Overview

In this non-traditional case study with answers, you have been brought in to help your client figure out how much to pay for the live dinosaur that has recently been discovered and could be the shining attraction at their new theme park. It’s your job to dive into the details of cost and profitability to find what would help them not only break even, but turn a profit. Where will you begin?

You can use the Profitability framework to solve this Kearney style case, but the best candidates take the existing frameworks and blend them with their own business knowledge to create a personalized framework most appropriate for the problem at hand. To work your way through this case, you’ll definitely need to be creative.

This case contains no math diagrams, and is an intermediate level case study you would find in a Kearney second round.

Kearney Interview Tips

What does Kearney look for in its candidates? Basically, a quant master Jedi with super honed problem-solving abilities.

As you work through this case, make sure your mental math game is strong!

In this case, see if you can come away with 1 or 2 areas of improvement and focus on timing yourself as you present (2min for structure, 5min for math, 2min for brainstorming, 2min for conclusion)

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