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The Nomadic Developer: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Technology Consulting by Aaron Erickson

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CHAPTER NINEAVOIDING CAREER-LIMITING MOVES

Proven steps to avoid the pitfalls that can cause you a case of “unplanned downward mobility.”

Although consulting companies can do a lot of things that make no sense and cause them to fail to reach their potential, the same is true for individual consultants. As discussed previously, nothing will make the management of a consulting firm madder than having someone pulled from a project for reasons that might have been within a consultant’s control. The purpose of this chapter is to point out main paths to avoidable failure for you as a consultant. Although it should be noted that these paths, which descend from the infamous “Seven Deadly Sins,” are probably good things to avoid anyway, in the consulting ...

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