A friend indeed! In this time of free agency, outsourcing, and cross-functional work teams, consulting has become a part of everyone's job. Plus, we live in an era in which we are forced to hire professionals to provide the help we used to seek from friends. Some of this need for instant expertise is for reassurance; some is just that we do not have time to learn it ourselves. So, despite all the ambivalence surrounding consulting, it has grown into big business and generally infiltrated our lives. The intent of this book is: To support the integrity of your expertise To change your mind about how you interpret your own consulting experience To broaden your way of thinking To bring a manageable dose of therapy and art, philosophy and literature into you thoughts about consulting, and To so it in a comforting and simple way Enjoy this book, let it accompany you into the field, and use it as encouragement for writing your own story, which may the point of it all.Block, Peter is the author of 'Flawless Consulting Fieldbook & Companion A Guide to Understanding Your Expertisexpertise Used', published 2000 under ISBN 9780787948047 and ISBN 0787948047.