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2 responses to “Consultant travel revisited”

  1. Fred McClimans

    Vinnie – A very good (and often overlooked) topic. I’ve been on both sides of this coin – as the vendor and as the consultant/analyst and the impact over time can be considerable on both parties. I remember the first time I hit 200k miles in a year on United – far too many quick 2-3 day engagements and far too many red-eye flights. In the end, both client quality and quality of life can take a toll bigger than most realize. Since that time, when I first started running my own consulting & analyst firms, I’ve relied heavily a distributed staff architecture (including a network of dispersed “partners”) and a flexwork strategy to counter exactly that problem.

    I’m looking forward to your next post.

    Fred

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