Independent Consultants

What is a 1000X Consultant?Good consultants are a rare breed to come across. But they exist. They are punctual, client-oriented, and excellent at what they specialize. I despise mindless classifications. They are rarely useful, and exceptional cases always fall through the cracks. But in the curious case of consultant abilities, “Good” just doesn’t cut it. “Good” in its entirety […]

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On a cold Christmas eve of 2007, I was chatting with my roomie who had been a professional contractor in Software Development for years.  And I was in awe with what I was hearing. The dialogue went down something like this: Me: You charge 500€ per day? You mean they actually pay you 10.000€ a month? That’s […]

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Michael began his swimming career at the age of 7He started swimming with his sisters. He would never go underwater because he was so scared. So, what did he do? Quit swimming, or stay where he is? No: he decided to swim backward.  Interesting enough, the first stroke that he ever mastered was the backstrokeAt that ripe age […]

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“If you approach a negotiation thinking the other guy thinks like you, you are wrong.” – Chris Voss, Author of the best-seller “Never split the difference”. Whenever I meet a fellow independent consultant, I’m instantly curious about a lot of aspects of their professional life. Where they work, what are their rates, any area for collaboration…But […]

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