8 Books Every Consultant Should Read

In order to thrive successfully in the world of consultants, you need to have a good command over your reading skills and harbor a good reading stamina. Consultants need to excel in areas of management and have comprehensive understanding of finance, strategy, the organizational structure of the company and its relation with the external environment.

You need to be prompt in reading between the lines of a financial statement, understand the issues of the client and tackle them with your sheer insight. Thus the job of a consultant is not a piece of the cake: it’s full of responsibility, and accountability followed by sleepless nights, and bearing the tension of satisfying the clients.

8 Books Every Consultant Should Read

So, these 8 books will act as guidelines for anyone who wish to undertake consulting in their future professions

The Art Of War

The timeless strategy of legendary Sun Tzu has inspired many firms in planning their approaches and tactics in order to excel in the business world. Furthermore, this books will help consultants to exercise sound consideration in comprehending strength and weaknesses of the company and how far the company is flexible to change its strategies against external environment.

By carefully assessing and analyzing these points only then the consultants can give an adequate advice to their clients. More importantly, as businesses do not operate in isolation, one has to keep a shape eagle eye on the intentions of others.

Competitive Advantage Creating Sustaining Performance

By concluding upon how certain nations have an upper hand over the others in terms of their leading domestic policies, the author draws our attention towards how businesses can get a competitive advantage over others by facilitating the right strategy at the right time. The authors introduction of the concept of “clusters” has become a driving force behind the companies revolutionized economic policies and their assessment over which locations can give the competitive advantage over others.

Thus, this book with such a flourishing content about global competition can be a good read to the consultants as it can act as a standard against which they can measure their recommendations to businesses in carrying out a specific strategy.

The Mckinsey Way

This book focuses on the principle techniques of consultation that are prompt researching and how devising the research in to a proper plan of action can be made more constructive. So basically a good read of this book will enhance your problem grasping and solving technique and how you can become a checkmate in any organization.

The Back Napkin Expanded

The author simply elucidates upon the power of a mere drawing on a “napkin” in solving great problems. He assures us with the fact that the solutions of great problems can be derived by simple tools. By only drawing certain illustrations and layouts on papers solve problems by thinking new ideas and options as per the consultant’s job.

Business Model Navigator Model Revolutionize

The crux of this book is that a robust business model that can withstand the test of the external environment is the core of business success. Businesses need to harbor their flexibility to change and adopt innovative policies when necessary in a prompt manner.

Business Model Validation Make Model

Validating a business model is the key aspect of starting a new business as it involves identifying and testing new hypotheses and shifting your business policies against feedback generated. You start a business on certain assumptions and ideas but what make them concrete is the process of validation. In doing so you save your time and money and attract a profitable investment subsequently.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

This book explores upon ways through which we can become a magnet for people as they will like us, modify their thinking in our way and we can actively change the mindset of people around us without incurring any prospect of umbrage.

Thus, the book is filled with immense positivity and has withstand the test of time as its message has led many business and people towards their road to success.

Trusted Advisor

In order to thrive in this fast paced interconnected economy, the key to progress is not the command over technical skills but the ability to win the confidence of the clients.

By reflecting upon the mistakes and experiences of people in the book, the author expects us to give his book a good read in order to win in the world of consultancy.


So, consultants on your marks get set go! Grab yourself with a handful of these books and see remarkable changes in your practice of consultancy.


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8 Books Every Consultant Should Read

In order to thrive successfully in the world of consultants, you need to have a good command over your reading skills and harbor a good reading stamina. Consultants need to excel in areas of management and have comprehensive understanding of finance, strategy, the organizational structure of the company and its relation with the external environment.

You need to be prompt in reading between the lines of a financial statement, understand the issues of the client and tackle them with your sheer insight. Thus the job of a consultant is not a piece of the cake: it’s full of responsibility, and accountability followed by sleepless nights, and bearing the tension of satisfying the clients.

8 Books Every Consultant Should Read

So, these 8 books will act as guidelines for anyone who wish to undertake consulting in their future professions

The Art Of War

The timeless strategy of legendary Sun Tzu has inspired many firms in planning their approaches and tactics in order to excel in the business world. Furthermore, this books will help consultants to exercise sound consideration in comprehending strength and weaknesses of the company and how far the company is flexible to change its strategies against external environment.

By carefully assessing and analyzing these points only then the consultants can give an adequate advice to their clients. More importantly, as businesses do not operate in isolation, one has to keep a shape eagle eye on the intentions of others.

Competitive Advantage Creating Sustaining Performance

By concluding upon how certain nations have an upper hand over the others in terms of their leading domestic policies, the author draws our attention towards how businesses can get a competitive advantage over others by facilitating the right strategy at the right time. The authors introduction of the concept of “clusters” has become a driving force behind the companies revolutionized economic policies and their assessment over which locations can give the competitive advantage over others.

Thus, this book with such a flourishing content about global competition can be a good read to the consultants as it can act as a standard against which they can measure their recommendations to businesses in carrying out a specific strategy.

The Mckinsey Way

This book focuses on the principle techniques of consultation that are prompt researching and how devising the research in to a proper plan of action can be made more constructive. So basically a good read of this book will enhance your problem grasping and solving technique and how you can become a checkmate in any organization.

The Back Napkin Expanded

The author simply elucidates upon the power of a mere drawing on a “napkin” in solving great problems. He assures us with the fact that the solutions of great problems can be derived by simple tools. By only drawing certain illustrations and layouts on papers solve problems by thinking new ideas and options as per the consultant’s job.

Business Model Navigator Model Revolutionize

The crux of this book is that a robust business model that can withstand the test of the external environment is the core of business success. Businesses need to harbor their flexibility to change and adopt innovative policies when necessary in a prompt manner.

Business Model Validation Make Model

Validating a business model is the key aspect of starting a new business as it involves identifying and testing new hypotheses and shifting your business policies against feedback generated. You start a business on certain assumptions and ideas but what make them concrete is the process of validation. In doing so you save your time and money and attract a profitable investment subsequently.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

This book explores upon ways through which we can become a magnet for people as they will like us, modify their thinking in our way and we can actively change the mindset of people around us without incurring any prospect of umbrage.

Thus, the book is filled with immense positivity and has withstand the test of time as its message has led many business and people towards their road to success.

Trusted Advisor

In order to thrive in this fast paced interconnected economy, the key to progress is not the command over technical skills but the ability to win the confidence of the clients.

By reflecting upon the mistakes and experiences of people in the book, the author expects us to give his book a good read in order to win in the world of consultancy.


So, consultants on your marks get set go! Grab yourself with a handful of these books and see remarkable changes in your practice of consultancy.


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