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Business Consulting For The 21st Century Via A Holistic & Intelligent Approach

Topic: Consulting

In the 21st Century proper “Consulting” should really be rebranded Enabling, eh?

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The Moment of Clarity

Consumed => “Heidegger’s Marketing Secrets: What German Philosophers Know About Selling TVs” by Drake Bennett on Businessweek.

It’s not WordPress’ fault

Consumed => “Never Say WordPress When Selling a Web Design Project” by Brent Weave on Speckyboy Design Magazine.

Just say no (to unrealistic expectations)

Consumed => “Destined to Fail: How To Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas?” by Addison Duvall on Speckyboy Design Magazine.

It’s not easy being right

Answered => “Why are software development task estimations regularly off by a factor of 2-3?” on Quora.

Doubt is the #1 deal breaker

Consumed => “The Art of Creating Proposals your Clients will not Refuse” by Pavel Gorenitsyn on SpeckyBoy.

So you want to be a consultant…

Answered => “If you were teaching a “Consulting 101″ class, what would be the most important lesson for students to grasp?” on Linkedin (Consulting Magazine’s Forum).

The same thing but different?

Answered => “When should I hire a design firm vs. freelancer(s) for web/ui/ux design?” on Quora.

The good, the bad & the hosted e-commerce ugly

FYI => I’ve been doing some pre-sales discovery on hosted e-commerce platforms. This came my way a couple weeks ago and with the follow-up meeting on the horizon I figured I’d share a bit on what I’ve found so far.

Know thy client

Consumed => “10 things you should know about your clients (but probably don’t)” by Jack Wallen on TechRepublic.

The message is the medium

Answered => “What should we do to convince the client to pay higher than the prevalent “dirt-cheap” market rates?” on Quora.

When your goals are mine and mine yours

Consumed => “The Best Health Club Programs Are Those That Help Members Reach Their Goals” by Phil Wendel and Christine Thalwitz on Club Industry.

Dr. Art and Mr. Strategy

Consumed => “The Art and Science of Strategy” by J. Michael Barrett, Michael Cadenazzi and Ryan Braden on Consulting Magazine.

How to be an ideal client

Consumed => “How to be a proactive task-handler” by Paul Glen on ComputerWorld.

Be capable and be trustworthy

Consumed => “Q&A: What Do You Think? Answering the Question All Clients Ask” with author Brad Smith on Consulting Magazine.

My knowledge. You’re empowered.

Consumed =>”The curious case of the non-paying client and how to solve it” by Natalie Sisson on Womanz World.

Sometimes it’s best to just walk away

Consumed => “How To Attract Your Ideal Red Carpet Client” by Natalie Sisson on Forbes.

Define the battle before you fight

Blogged => AU => “Conquering Business Superstition”

Avoiding PM PM (Project Management Project Madness)

Consumed => “10 red flags that shout ‘Stay away from this project!'” by Justin James on

Defining Expectation. Setting Boundaries.

Bookmarked => “5 Free to Use Freelance Design Contract Templates” on

It’s About Defining Business Needs

Consumed => “Business Cases Aren’t A Waste of Time” by Bart Perkins on