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MBB folks: I have a niche skill set (Wargaming) and I was curious if any of your firms do this type of work? While strategic, I'm curious as to whether or not it is too narrow to work at MBB...ctd

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I am, too, very good at Star Craft.

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Pardon my ignorance but what is war gaming

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Well this went south rather quickly, lol. Not trolling, looking for a genuine answer.

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Mars & Co does a lot of wargaming engagements, OP, in case you're interesting in boutiques...

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Wut is dis new ting.

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It's a game about war strategies and military operations. Basicslly OP is a 👹

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Not just geopolitical events. It any hypothetical. Imagine a company was victim of any crisis such as major data breach or handing the wrong envelope to warren Beatty. Helps with scenario planning, risk management, etc.

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http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/playing-war-games-to-win

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I did this kind of thing a lot... When I was on active duty in the military. The real kind too. Without the gaming part. There are probably DOD boutique firms out there who do this stuff.

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It would be one skill in a strategy skill set

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A few years down the line? I have experience in both fed and commercial. Thanks!

Ooh. I participated in war games in the past. I've thought about trying to go to a boutique that does geopolitics or a think tank. Very interested in this.

Basically playing out hypotheticals in geopolitics. I did one that was about the frozen conflict in nagorno-karabakh and another about Greece, turkey, and Cyprus.

I used to love Warhammer when I was younger too.

Excusez ignorance, but still a bit confused. Do you work out the scenarios and work with developers? Do you actually help institutions with simulating crisis situations and risk management? Or are you mad good at a video game?

OP what firm are you at? EY1 did you do that while at EY?

I'm at Booz! I'm simply curious as to whether my skills would be too niche to apply at one of the top firms or if I'd need to be a bit more diverse.

Don't know about them, but if you're really good at designing these games I'd imagine that it is a valuable and generalizable skill for other strategic thinking. Hit up a recruiter, always hiring

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