Consulting 101

  • by Lew Sauder
  • Narrated by Jeff Porter
  • 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Consulting firms hire bright people directly out of college or with industry experience to help their clients solve business problems. In addition to business knowledge, new consultants also need to have skills such as:

Client relationship management
Expectation setting
Effective communication
Selling consulting services
Successful career management techniques
Consulting 101 provides you with 101 useful tips to optimize your professional performance and jump-start your consulting career with success.

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Some good consulting examples and scenarios

First off, this book contains tons of useful advice given through scenarios, descriptions, rules, and examples. Information related to project organization, client relationship management, teamwork, and business protocols are all contained. The scenarios are usually of people making an error in one of the above categories. Basically, examples are given of situations with outcomes you don't want to find yourself in, with advice given on how to plan to avoid such circumstances. The items were fairly entertaining, and relevant to consulting and business.

The authors tone started as condescending and rude, as one would expect of the worst business dialogues. After realizing he had good information, the tone appeared to shift to sarcastic and smug. Finally, I realized the author was doomed to discuss negative settings and costly situations. From this knowledge, I viewed him more rationally judgmental and pragmatic than of the personality that seeks intangible faults to whine and pester about for an ego boost.

Finally, only one thing that kept me from rating this book a five was the lack of financial realism in some situations. The author constantly provided examples of consulting rates which would only be achievable by people with doctorate degrees. Sort of like the CEO's that are always criticized in the news. Contradictorily, most of the consulting situations provided required only a basic level of knowledge, and some indicate novice level trial and error. Either these people didn't really have the educational level assumed, or in some magical realm, people are grossly overpaying for simple tasks
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- Scott "I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons."

anyone shifting to consulting or starting out MUST

Where does Consulting 101 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

well this book was a "just in time" style reading since i am just about to enter into this field after 13 years in banking industry


If you’ve listened to books by Lew Sauder before, how does this one compare?

n/a but would be inclined to listen and read definitely


What does Jeff Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

i never heard of Jeff except in this book! honestly Jeff if your reading this - do more of the business and international trade books with your voice! its was just the right balance and the performance was immaculate for such a mundane subject matter such as consulting


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes i did! i was very very scared about how to approach the idea of business consulting with the big leagues! the sturdy performance here really gave me confidence!


Any additional comments?

this book had it all for a NEWBEE or an old dog learning new tricks! best part is the CASE STUDIES! i immediately related to all the stories since "as a client" for 13 years, it was refreshing to see the actual other side! and now i am like more ready to be part of that world! thanks Jeff Lew!

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-20-2012
  • Publisher: USANZ Extended Marketing LLC