New Year, New Opportunities

This is your year. New opportunities await. Isn't that what we tell ourselves every year? In order to focus properly, I had to take a thorough inventory of my ongoing commitments and prioritize. That also required dropping a number of gigs I was involved in that no...

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How to Survive Your First Week in Consulting

Plato is quoted saying, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” When you start a new job, you will go through a sequence of different phases. You will get to know different aspects of your firm, you will meet different people, and your tasks will...

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Networking in Consulting When You Are Just Starting Out

A consultant’s raison d’être stems from being able to connect with clients and being asked for help based on some type of existing relationship. For most junior consultants, this will not be relevant for quite some time. Instead, let me highlight what is relevant to...

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Farewells Done Professionally

David Russel once said, “The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” Here’s the good news: As far as your career is concerned, there are no bridges to be burnt. You might decide to change course along the way. Particularly in...

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Thinking About Quitting the Job? Think Again!

How many times have you thought about quitting? Quitting anything. If you are like most people, then you will have recognized that this applies to one’s career too. You might love your job. But a number of factors can make you wonder whether it is all worth it. Those...

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How to Stay Fit & Healthy in Consulting

Many people choose a career in consulting or a similarly demanding profession for the so-called “perks”. Travel, nice hotels, good food. But it won’t come as a surprise that the reality is not quite like that. Also see my earlier post debunking some of the most common...

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10 Reasons to Stay in a Hostel in Your Hometown

Do you like to travel? Have you even gone on extended trips around the world? Then chances are you've heard this too: "It is easy for you to travel. I wish I could do the same..." Now, you and I both know that people are different. And so are the situations in life we...

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How to Increase Your Reading Speed By 448% or More

Look up any historic or contemporary famous figure and you will notice, they all followed an extensive reading routine. The proverb “If you want to become a leader, you have to be reader” does not exist for no reason. I firmly believe in the power of reading. That was...

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