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William McKnight

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

About the author >

William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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October 2009 Archives

My book, 90 Days to Success in Consulting, published by Course Technology PTR, is now available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Borders, etc. 


Consulting is a passion and I've seen and learned a lot in my 15 years of doing it.  What I do with the book is to provide an understandable and implementable action plan in consulting, whether you're looking to self-consult, are already working for a consulting firm, or are contemplating either route.  It's also for those who know they need to treat their non-consultant position like a consultant.  In terms of fields of application of consulting, this book is about the business of consulting and applies to all fields.


I hope this sounds intriguing and that you'll get a copy!!! 


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Here are the chapters:


What is consulting?

The Traits of a Professional Consultant

The Top Consultant Image Building Blocks

The Bottom Line

How to Stay Current: Technology and Skills

Service Planning

Establishing Fees

The Role of the Consultant

Client Contracts

Acquiring People

Requests for Information/Requests for Proposals

Client Communications

Writing and Speaking

Managing Capital


Getting the Word Out

Marketable Value and Exit Strategies

Parting Words

Posted October 3, 2009 10:37 AM
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