In fact, the "framework learning philosophy" promoted by these casebooks is a major REASON why so many candidates fail to secure an offer from the top strategy consulting firms.
A framework is only useful if it is tailored to the specific context of the problem at hand. This means that every element you consider – the "building blocks" of the framework – must be directly related to the question you are trying to answer.
The key is to start with the specific question you want to address, and then define the criteria that need to be met in order to answer it.
In the vast majority of cases, value creation will be the central element – essentially, this means generating profit over a certain time period.
From there, you can build a tree structure to isolate the numerical drivers of your solution, and then map out the relevant "framework elements" to the sub-branches of the tree.
This approach, visualized through a driver tree, is much clearer and more rigorous than any framework found in a casebook.
However, this approach requires time and qualified coaching to master. But it is ultimately the way that consultants think about problems – how can we optimize for value creation? By following this approach, you can give yourself the best chance of success in your case interviews and increase your chances of landing a consulting job.