Structured Thinking

Structured Thinking

Learn the secret to solving ANY business problem by applying the same structured approach that the big management consulting firms use.

Featuring an interview with...

  • Sean Griffin

    Consultant, BCG
    Strategy, The Walt Disney Co.


  • 01 What is Structured Thinking?

    Learn the basics of structured thinking, why it is important to learn and what it can do for you and your career.

  • 02 The Step by Step

    Understand that structured thinking is simply applying a method to finding the best solution -- learn the steps you can apply to any problem.

  • 03 Mission 1: Selecting an Airbag Supplier

    Apply the structured thinking process to a case study as you help Pareto Motors find better suppliers for its car components.

  • 04 Mission 2: Selecting a Stereo System

    Take on a second case study challenge as you help Pareto Motors figure out which stereo system to use in their newest car.

  • 05 Mission 3: Disaggregating a Complex Problem

    Practice solving a complex problem through another case study by breaking the problem down into components and solving each part individually.

  • 06 Conclusion

    Finish up with practical advice about how to approach problem solving at work including how leverage other people in your company and how to present your findings.

Meet Your Instructors

  • Nic Barnhart

    Cofounder & CPO, Pareto Labs
    Finance/Analytics, ZipRecruiter

    Nic Barnhart is a cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Pareto Labs. Prior to that he was in finance and analytics at ZipRecruiter and head of operations at a health tech startup acquired by Aetna. Earlier in his career, Nic started a business to teach kids basic finance concepts and founded a nonprofit organization to fund efforts to combat human trafficking. He earned a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Tommy Moreno

    Cofounder & CEO, Pareto Labs
    Strategic Planning, Disney

    Prior to Pareto Labs, Tommy was an Operating Partner at Colony Capital, a global private equity firm. He helped turnaround a hotel technology company and acquire Miramax Film from Disney. Before that, he was an executive in the Strategic Planning group at The Walt Disney Company. Tommy started his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School.