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Consulting Books List

Are you consultant? Entrepreneur? Freelancer? What’s your learning strategy? Beyond trying stuff yourself, what’s your source of consulting insights? I have read Gerald M. Weinberg’s Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully. It seriously moved me so I decided to compile the consulting books list to read more about consulting insights. Consulting Books List
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I used Google Book Search to compile it. Here it is:

The Consulting Books List

A consultant is an entire company all rolled up into one person! A consultant acts as marketer, salesperson, subject expert, legal adviser, accountant, negotiator, and more! In other words — consultants need help!

Performance Consulting is filled with proven tools to help human resource professionals make the transition from training delivery to a focus on performance improvement.

The Basic Principles of Effective Consulting is about what effective consultants do and how they do it. It provides a step-by-step process that can provide successful outcomes for consultants and their clients.

This is a practical and essential guide for anyone contemplating establishing their own business

Building the IT Practice is a clear and practical guide organized to help design, build, and manage lucrative consulting practices

Use the skills and experience you have gained in the workplace to move on to the next stage of your working life-as a consultant, contractor or freelancer.

Getting Started in Consulting, Second Edition provides practical solutions and proven strategies for launching a consulting business.

All strategy consulting hopefuls must master the case interview.

For over fifteen years, consultants–both internal and external–have relied on Peter Block’s landmark bestseller, Flawless Consulting, to learn how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others.

The acclaimed Million Dollar Consulting gives consultants the tools and advice they need to grow a firm that rakes in at least $1 million per year.

Start & Run a Rural Computer Consulting Business is a step-by-step guide for the IT professional working a high-stress job who dreams about moving out of the city to a small town, but still wants to make a living working with computers.

Computer Consulting can be very lucrative. Start while working a full time job. Build Clients through the procedures described in this book. Learn the secrets that Today’s Computer Consultants know.

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  1. There’s also “more secrets of consulting” (or similar name). I would also recommend the “getting past no”, “getting to yes” etc. series on negotiation


  2. Alik,
    I don’t see how else to contact you on your blog. I need your snail mail address so I can send you a copy of my book. You entered my contest at

  3. J.D. Meier says:

    Good list.

    It’s interesting how some names are evocative. Flawless Consulting sounds too cool.

  4. alik levin says:

    Thanks for the additions. I can see you are a big fan of Jerry Weinberg too, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good point – must fix it and add “Contact” page. Thanks for that one.
    What contest? What’s the prize? – LOL! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yeah, it surely competes with “Flawless Execution”, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Wow, this is a great list of consulting books :-) Thanks for putting that together and sharing them with everyone. I guess that is what makes you a great consultant :-), willingness to help to others.
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

  6. alik levin says:

    Good to hear it’s helpful for you!
    I am looking forward to reading them all and share the info gold nuggets I will find in it – stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Thanks for the plug, Alik, but especially for the great list of books. No person can really be a professional consultant if they haven’t read a goodly portion of these.

    And Arnon, you got the title just right: “More Secrets of Consulting.” Plus, you’re exactly right about the “Getting To …” books. We don’t want the list to be too long, but consultants should at least taste one of these books on negotiating.

  8. alik levin says:

    Mr. Weinberg,
    Thank you for you great books!
    I am on my quest to become a high performance professional consultant. Your books are great and helpful to me. I just want more ;)!

  9. I have never read anything on consulting.. But I can see the book has now been suggested in the blog too.. I think I have to read that..

  10. alik levin says:

    .Net Development India,
    I’ll plagiarize Mr. Weinberg’s “No person can really be a professional consultant if they havenโ€™t read a goodly portion of these” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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