The Origin of Consulting and Consultants
Research serves to make building stones out of stumbling blocks.
—Arthur D. Little, Technology Review
Chapter 3 focuses on two key areas. The first is how “consulting” came to be a legitimate profession. The second concerns how people become consultants. Both of these points are important. If you are going to spend large sums of money—thousands or even millions—on a consultant or consulting firm, you should understand things like how the consultant you are paying came to be a consultant. Is there a required accreditation? Is there a prerequisite degree? What about the big consulting firms—how ...