On Being Independent
Thursday, June 04, 2009
If you're interested in working as a technology consultant, either on your own or for a consulting firm, I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy of Aaron Erickson's book The Nomadic Developer: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Technology Consulting
. It's a first-rate description of the consulting world, looked at from many different angles. Anybody who's even considering this career path ought to buy this book.
The book's last chapter is a collection of short essays contributed by people who've made a career in consulting, including me. Addison-Wesley, the book's publisher, gave me permission to post my contribution. Called On Being Independent
, it's available here