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Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Consulting books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting (2012)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListIn Case Interview Secrets, you’ll discover step-by-step instructions on how to dominate what many consider to be the most complex, most difficult, and most intimidating corporate job interview in the world—the infamous case interview. Victor Cheng, a former McKinsey management consultant, reveals his proven, insider’s method for acing the case interview. Having personally secured job offers from , he has also been a McKinsey case interviewer—providing you with a hands-on, real-world perspective on what it really takes to land job offers. Cheng’s protégées work in all the major strategy management…
Author(s): Victor Cheng

2. The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients: 6 Steps to Unlimited Clients & Financial Freedom (2017)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListThough it’s a potentially lucrative enterprise, the reality of independent consulting seldom matches the dream. Most solo consultants and boutique consulting firms are perpetually within six months of bankruptcy due to the sputtering unreliability of their new business engines. The problem, according to international consulting expert David A. Fields, is twofold: 1) lack of a consistent, proven plan, and 2) fundamental misunderstanding about what clients want in a consultant. Fields, who has helped hundreds of consultants and boutique firms worldwide build lucrative, sustainable…
Author(s): David A. Fields

3. Consulting Success: The Proven Guide to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Consulting Business (2018)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListHow can you take your skills and expertise and package and present it to become a successful consultant? There are proven time-tested principles, strategies, tactics and best-practices the most successful consultants use to start, run and grow their consulting business. Consulting Success teaches you what they are. In this book you’ll learn: #38,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #79 in Business Mentoring & Coaching (Books) #23 in Business Consulting (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Michael Zipursky

4. The Consulting Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven-Figure Consulting Practice (2011)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListEverything you need to know about building a successful, world-class consulting practice Whether you are a veteran consultant or new to the industry, an entrepreneur or the principal of a small firm, The Consulting Bible tells you absolutely everything you need to know to create and expand a seven-figure independent or boutique consulting practice. Expert author Alan Weiss, who coaches consultants globally and has written more books on solo consulting than anyone in history, shares his expertise comprehensively. Whether you’re just starting out or looking for the latest trends in modern…
Author(s): Alan Weiss

5. Million Dollar Consulting: The Professional’s Guide to Growing a Practice, Fifth Edition (2016)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListBuild a thriving consultancy with the updated edition of this classic bestsellerHaving inspired generations of consultants and entrepreneurs around the world, the “Rock Star of Consulting” Alan Weiss returns with a revised and completely updated edition of his authoritative guide to consulting success.  Weiss provides his time-tested model on creating a flourishing consulting business, while incorporating and focusing on the many dynamic changes in solo and boutique consulting, coaching, and entrepreneurship. In addition to guidance on raising capital, attracting clients, and creating a marketing plan, he also gives brand new…
Author(s): Alan Weiss

6. Consulting For Dummies (2008)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListConsulting For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes a reorganization and narrower focus of the topic, with new or updated information that delves into the specifics of running your own consulting business. There is greater emphasis on the business of consulting, along with financial and legal issues involved in setting up a consulting business, deepening coverage of consulting proposals, and entirely new chapters on higher-level consulting issues that more-established consultants are demanding. #339,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #5585 in Business & Finance…
Author(s): Bob Nelson, Peter Economy

7. Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster (2016)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListOrganizations face challenges today that are too messy and complicated for consultants to simply play doctor: run a few tests, offer a neat diagnosis of the “problem,” and recommend a solution. Edgar Schein argues that consultants have to jettison the old idea of professional distance and work with their clients in a more personal way, emphasizing authentic openness, curiosity, and humility. Schein draws deeply on his own decades of experience, offering over two dozen case studies that illuminate each stage of this humble consulting process. Just as he did with Process Consultation nearly fifty years…
Author(s): Edgar H. Schein

8. Start Your Own Consulting Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success (StartUp Series) (2014)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListLeading entrepreneurs into the multi-billion dollar consulting industry, the experts at Entrepreneur show you how to capitalize on your talents to help others achieve their business goals. Coached by experts, learn to define your market, find and keep clients, obtain licenses, set rates, monitor cash flow, hire staff, prepare contracts, agreements, and reports, and more.Includes new interviews with successful consultants, updated answers to frequently asked questions, and a completely refreshed list of the top 20 consulting businesses. #101,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1152 in Entrepreneurship (Books) #83…
Author(s): The Staff at Entrepreneur Media, Figure Sandlin, Eileen

9. Getting Started in Consulting (2009)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListThe Unbeatable, Updated, Comprehensive Guidebook For First-Time Consultants Getting Started In Consulting More people than ever are making the jump from corporate offices to home offices, taking control of their futures, being their own bosses, and starting their own consultancies. Consulting is a bigger business than ever and growing every day. For almost a decade, Alan Weiss’s Getting Started in Consulting has been an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to strike out on his own and start a new consulting business. It provides a rich…
Author(s): Alan Weiss

10. An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice (2010)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListAn industrial/organizational psychologist, consultant, and speaker, author Bruce Katcher combines his years of experience and insights with real stories from a range of other independent consultants to guide readers on their journey of growing a consulting practice–whether they’re beginners just starting up or veterans looking for new ways to invigorate their businesses. In An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice, you’ll learn simple yet powerful strategies for success, including how to: identify a market and narrow your focus; make a smooth transition from employee to independent…
Author(s): Bruce Katcher, Adam Snyder

11. Getting Started in Consulting (2019)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListGetting Started in Consulting, Fourth Edition is the acclaimed real-world blueprint to professional and financial freedom. For nearly two decades, this invaluable resource has helped thousands of people quit the daily grind and become their own boss. This practical and motivational guide provides the tools and knowledge to control your future and secure your fortune. From establishing goals and sorting out the legal and financial paperwork, to advanced marketing strategies and relationship building techniques, this indispensable book offers step-by-step instructions for you to establish and…
Author(s): Alan Weiss

12. Performance Consulting: A Strategic Process to Improve, Measure, and Sustain Organizational Results (2015)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListIn America, organizations spend $175 billion in training initiatives and more than $500 billion in human resource solutions every year yet often have little to show for it. One reason is that people “jump to solutions” before they identify the causes of the problem. Performance consultants are effective because they partner with clients to clarify business goals and determine root causes for gaps between desired and current results. Only then are specific solutions agreed upon and implemented. This third edition of the classic book…
Author(s): Dana Gaines Robinson , James C. Robinson , et al.

13. Visual Consulting: Designing and Leading Change (2018)

 Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate ListVisualization—in your own imagination, on the wall, and with media—supports any consultant who is learning to design and facilitate transformational change, leadership development, stakeholder involvement processes, and making sense of complex challenges. This book, from leaders in the field, shows you how. Building on Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting, it explains how to visually contract and scope work, gather data, provide feedback, plan interventions, implement, and support on-going sustainability in organizational and community settings. Unlike Block’s…
Author(s): David Sibbet, Gisela Wendling

Best Consulting Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some consulting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Strategize: Product Strategy and Product Roadmap Practices for the Digital Age

Author(s): Roman Pichler
ID: 2389658, Publisher: Pichler Consulting, Year: 4 May 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Massage MBA: Run Your Practice, Love Your Life

Author(s): Beider, Rachel
ID: 2894480, Publisher: Wellness Business Consulting, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Audits of 401(k) Plans

Author(s): Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group
ID: 2542546, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2020, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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