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

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CHAPTER TENIS CONSULTING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Technology consulting isn’t a good fit for everyone. Is it for you?

In the previous chapters, I made the case for being a technology consultant. However, it is important to understand that not everyone is a good fit for technology consulting. There are many good reasons for this, and this chapter focuses on the five main reasons you may want to consider not being a technology consultant, namely

• Lack of risk tolerance

• Incompatible personality

• Incompatible lifestyle and/or responsibilities

• Single product focus—desire to work on one product over a long period of time

• Desire to do it “for the money”

These enumerated factors, although not exhaustive, are typical reasons why consultants either burn ...

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