Crash Course – How to build a career at a consulting company


I left the world of system integrators and consultants a few years ago – but even today, the question I get asked the most is “how do I grow my career in consulting at my big name employer?”.  I thought I will post some of my thoughts – from my own experience in big consulting…

Rest In Peace, John Leffler !


My wife and I got engaged this day 13 years ago . She had to leave early for work and I called her as soon as I woke up to wish her happy anniversary. As soon as I hung up, my phone rang again. It was my friend and ex-colleague Jen from IBM. She was in…

Six tips for clients when buying consulting services


A good part of the grey hair on my head today can be attributed to negotiating consulting related topics with my clients 🙂 Clients and customers can often behave as if they are from two different planets and nobody wins in those cases. They can also work together extremely well and amazing things happen as a…

IT Services Industry in 2015


After a couple of years away from services business, I am back in it – albeit with a different flavor . My current services responsibility is to run consulting for a software company, as opposed to doing so in a pure services company. Nevertheless, with the new role, I have been thinking (and talking to…