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Smarter Consulting: How to start up and succeed as an independent consultant by Mike Johnson

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Chapter 2. Are you an entrepreneur?

 

‘Belief in magic did not disappear when our ancestors stopped painting themselves blue. The more difficult the problems we face the more we yearn for the outsider with the magic wand. Corporate leaders have come to rely on the latter-day counterpart of the magician: the consultant.’

 
 --John J. Tarrant, Drucker, the Man who Invented the Corporate Society

Could this be you?

Do you think of yourself as an entrepreneur? Do you dream of your photo on the cover of Fortune or Business Week? Are you a closet Bill Gates or Richard Branson? You are? Well, too bad for you: you’ll never make an independent consultant. You see, entrepreneurs want to live a dream – a big dream. They want to create an empire for themselves ...

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