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The Nomadic Developer: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Technology Consulting | [Aaron Erickson]

The Nomadic Developer: Surviving and Thriving in the World of Technology Consulting

In The Nomadic Developer, Aaron Erickson brings together his hardwon insights on becoming successful and achieving success as a technology consultant through tough times and relentless change. You'll find 100% practical advice and real experiences - his own and annotations from those in the trenches.
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Despite economic cycles, the idea of using technology to make a company more efficient and competitive - or perhaps even reach a new market - is appealing to all but the most desperate and cash-starved companies. More and more often, those companies look to technology consultants to fulfill their needs.

There are real advantages to being a consultant. You make contacts with a lot of different people; you get exposure to many industries; and most important, unlike a software developer in the IT department for a brick-and-mortar company, as a technology consultant, you are the profit center...so long as you are billing.

Consulting can be hugely rewarding - but it's easy to fail if you are unprepared. To succeed, you need a mentor who knows the lay of the land. Aaron Erickson is your mentor, and this is your guidebook.

Erickson has done it all - from Practice Leadership to the lowest level project work. In The Nomadic Developer, he brings together his hardwon insights on becoming successful and achieving success through tough times and relentless change.

You'll find 100% practical advice and real experiences - his own and annotations from those in the trenches. In addition, renowned consultants - such as David Chappell, Bruce Eckel, Deborah Kurata, and Ted Neward - share some of their hard-earned lessons.

©2009 Aaron Erickson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Scott 12-03-12
    Scott 12-03-12

    I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.

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    If you could sum up The Nomadic Developer in three words, what would they be?

    Professional Knowledge Development


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I found some of the archtypes given fairly humorous. "Bozo" consulting had me picturing a clown with a requirements chart.


    What does Stow Lovejoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The ability to go through the information rapidly and continuously without my eyes getting tired or hyperfocused.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The book wasn't exacly a thriller, so the experience wasn't exactly moving. However, the learning experience was thorough and understandable.


    Any additional comments?

    A very good book for building knowledge for individual consulting, consulting on teams, or with a business. Also, an understanding of various businesses in the software development industry is built on, along with tips for individuals that could be relevant in any technical job.

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