Successful Technology Consulting: How to Become a Top Dollar IT Consultant

So, you got that IT consulting job you always dreamed of. Now what? Sure, you can do it the hard way and spend years learning the ropes—while your colleagues get the best projects, earn the promotions, and only have to worry about selecting the perfect color for their Porsches. Or, you can read this book and get a head start. You will learn what it really means to be a successful consultant: the skills, the practices, and the mindset. And you will also be able to be one without giving your whole life away to work. Or are you a consultant with one or two (or even 20) years of experience under your belt—but seem to be getting nowhere in your career? Maybe you are the one who does all the work and gets none of the credit. Or perhaps you have ended up being the smartass who everyone hates. With this book, you will learn how to astonish your clients and earn the respect of your colleagues. If you want to kickstart your career, get this book right now! It contains critical lessons for any consultant (or anyone working as an expert, for that matter), so you do not even have to work in IT.

Meet Eetu Niemi, PhD

Eetu Niemi works as an IT consultant in Helsinki, Finland. He is a partner at a boutique enterprise architecture consultancy, Coala. In addition, he has worked five years at Accenture and two years in an industry-collaboration research project at the university, which later led to his PhD. With over 14 years of consulting experience and over 16 000 billable hours, he has helped his clients reach better-informed decisions and make realistic development plans—without resorting to over-optimism and guesswork. He holds an MSc in economics and a PhD for his work on enterprise architecture.