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on 23 January 2017
Worth a read. Don't take it all to heart. Some very relevant, some not so...
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on 16 May 2015
The book is kind of a complement of the "Million dollar consulting" by the same author. Nevertheless, i consider this book has more details about the consulting process and its logic as a business.
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on 22 January 2015
Some good advice, some very poor advice - not what I was expecting given the reputation, then again maybe I missed the point. Does provoke thought and provide the reader with some fresh perspectives on their profession - even if you choose to ignore it.
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on 6 August 2015
A great book - even if you are starting out. Alan Weiss is a genius with that rare gift of being able to transfer his knowledge with ease.

The book is written with passion and is easy to ready. Buy it and you will learn much.
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on 13 January 2013
There's a lot of good ideas in this book (mainly in the first 50 pages), but also a lot of padding. Make one idea work for you and you've got the price of the book back in spades.

I liked the concise advice and brutal views ("If you are a pair of hands and not a brain, then you're not a consultant. You're probably a very inexpensive employee...[or] between jobs just claiming to be a consultant to save face..."). I didn't like the later chapters e.g. how to advise on Teams & Groups because they are too superficial to help provide advice and irrelevant to consulting as a practice. I also got bored with promotion of his other books and reference to himself as an expert.

Weiss advocates what works for him. It won't work for everyone and not all clients will like his style or approach; however, if you're a consultant and you get little out of this book then it says more about you than it does about Weiss.
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on 3 September 2015
If you're totally new to consulting this will be a good start. But evaluate the information carefully - if you apply Alan's advice without discretion, don't be surprised if customers call you arrogant. If you have no basic knowledge of the field you're going to consult in, don't expect this book to back you up. I'd give the book a 3/5 for relevance to today's work, but rated it a 4/5 because I realize Alan was not layzee: He worked hard to add substance.
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on 15 July 2012
great advice in words that even i can understand great advice in words that even i can understand great advice in words that even i can understand
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