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Million Dollar Consulting

The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice, Fifth Edition
Narrated by: Scott Pollak
Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Build a thriving consultancy with the updated edition of this classic best seller

Having 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 for 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 step-by-step advice on:

  • Harnessing today's global opportunities
  • Developing brands across markets
  • Creating and licensing intellectual property
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of social media
  • Landing unsolicited referrals through counterintuitive methods
  • Managing and organizing your time wisely
  • Succeeding in the face of continuing turbulence

Find out why this book has been the classic go-to for consultants for nearly 25 years, and learn how to grow your business into a $1 million-per-year firm today!

©2016 Alan Weiss (P)2015 McGraw-Hill Education

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Practical advice

This is a great book. Full of practical help. Heaps of useful tips and insights

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Great book

Really got my thinking about business, new product lines, ways to structure fees and generally challenged me how to move to the next level.

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Great insight into building out a consulting biz

Really enjoyed the chapters on pricing philosophy and how to frame a pitch. Will read & listen to again.

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  • Paul C Bunker
  • 22-01-2018

Worth my time

Alan tells us that:

“Real wealth is discretionary time. Money is simply fuel for your life. You can always make another dollar, but you can’t make another minute. Don’t let the pursuit of money erode your wealth.”

Well, listening to this book was worth my time. Having just started out as a consultant, Alan gives some great advice and techniques to help ground my business. I’ve already implemented some of the techniques.
Worth my time!

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  • Alexmd
  • 12-09-2016

Great confidence builder

The book provides a simple framework for dealing with buyers and submitting proposals. The book also cover the authors view on how to organize a successful consulting solo practice.

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  • Margaret
  • 22-01-2018

Best book on solo consulting

A must read or must listen to book for anyone interested in organizational management consulting .

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  • Fernando M.
  • 17-01-2018

A great resource!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I believe every consultant should read and review the content of this book on a regular basis. Mr Weiss is an icon in the field of business consulting, and as he says, it’s about improving the position of the client. If you are debating on whether or not this would be a good purchase, I encourage you to get off of the fence. You will not regret it!

F A May,
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Mid High Solutions Inc.

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  • Shawn Patrick Moloney
  • 24-08-2018

My consulting advice is you read this.

Alan Weiss is pure genius is this book. I wish more people would listen and implement for fee work over hourly. I feel like after listening to this once I am going to have to listen to it again. I am in the process of building a consulting firm from the ground up and this was such a helpful book. I look forward to the day that both Alan and I read this are view and laugh together.

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  • Mark Smith
  • 05-01-2018

A rock sold book on consulting

A great read from an experienced author. Well worth the money and I am sure I will use it as a text book in the coming months.

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  • sandra gibson
  • 30-08-2017

Precise and Straight forward

The book is a very good blueprint on starting and running a profitable consulting business.

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  • Jules- Toronto Product Photographer
  • 08-04-2017

Annoying and a hard listen ... not much value

I did pull a couple things out of this book but overall Alan comes off as a very arrogant and difficult person to listen to. I forced myself to listen to the entire book as he alleges so much expertise in this field. That said, I feel like this book was his opportunity to brag about all of his past projects.

I buy many audiobooks and after I listen to them, I often I feel like I could have a beer with the writer because they provided thoughtful insight; not Allen. I wouldn't even invite him to my Christmas party.

He is very in-your-face and quotes himself often in the book after some of his statements; he does not need to do that- it's his book!

Pass this book - find another one for a better listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-2019

great read fof any consultant

totally different insight than most books. spells out how to become successful and stay on track. lays out do's and don't.

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  • 26-02-2019

Listened to it once and immediately started over

This book is so dense with practical insights and ideas for the solo consultant, I could listen to it five more times and still learn something new each time. Great book, will be reviewing it and interacting with its advice very deeply going forward.

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  • Hadeba
  • 20-03-2019

An excellent guide for any consulting business!

An excellent guide to practical consulting in any business and will stay relevant for many years to come. Thank you Alan Weiss :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-2016

Total Game changer! <br />

This book has completely changed my perspective and how I view my organisation! Cannot recommend highly enough!


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  • 07-09-2016

Excellent guide to consulting

I loved every minute of this audio, and the highest compliment I can pay to scott pollak is that I felt as though I was listening to the author himself teaching passionately about the subject