Commercial awareness, interesting extras and case study example. This section won't meet all of your commercial awareness needs - nothing beats reading the FT daily! - but will hopefully provide interesting case studies and examples which can perhaps ignite the flame which inspires you to research more keenly in a particular area. From experience, it's most efficient and effective to find an area of practice or commerce you particularly find interesting and look into that area in detail, whether it's M&A, Real Estate, Private Equity, or anything else which is particularly popular in the news, or which has captured your attention. The following gives some less regular insights into my own areas of interest.