About the Consulting Blog
I'm a junior at Claremont McKenna College. This blog is a forced attempt to write about something for a long period of time, and also my attempt to learn more about the consulting business. Are you a consultant with a hot scoop? A college junior trying to learn more about what you need to do to get hired? Have some suggestions about what I should write about? Send me an email or a Facebook message or a tweet. We’re making discoveries and innovating at a pace that’s faster than ever, thanks to rapid population growth, globalization of product markets, and the spread of the Internet. Information transfers slowly; despite what economists say, firms aren’t efficient and lots of times they can do things better. Consultants have expertise about how to improve management and become more efficient, and when this knowledge is shared/diffused to companies, everyone is better off. Why should I read this blog? You’d like to know more about what consultants do than you can get from reading a Dilbert comic. Maybe you’re a college student wanting to learn more about consulting or an executive considering a career change. I’m going to provide information about the consulting profession, and interviews with current consultants. I’ll also blog about what consultants are currently doing and speculate about what they’ll announce they’re doing in the future. I might also post about good management practices and business economics, which are part of an information set that makes consultants useful. Why me? I find myself saying to most employers, “I’ve got a lot of knowledge about what works and what doesn’t, and I’m really smart and can help you out, but I don’t have much output,” which is sort of like what consulting firms would say if they didn’t have good reputations. Two of the things I’m best at are blogging and reading; I can get a better idea about what consulting firms do, demonstrate my skills to them and practice subject-specific blogging. I also want to practice blogging about one specific area for a long period of time; forcing myself to focus on one area. There aren’t very many consulting blogs, so I figured this would be good.
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