It’s rare to meet a consultant who hasn’t spent some time on the bench, but what you do while you’re there makes the difference. Although you might be tempted to take a break and step away from the bustle, out of sight means out of mind. So then the question is: What do I do? Well, here’s a few suggestions!
This is the first of a new series I’m starting where I remember my old consulting days at Big Technology Consulting Company LLC wistfully. Being a business consultant was interesting work that required a lot of travel. Although my mileage wasn’t as high as some of my peers, I still managed to pick up a few tips along the way. When you’ve got printed presentations, a notebook studded with loose sheets and reminders, a laptop designed for weightlifters, and all the associated accessories that make work work, it’s a lot of stuff to lug. To top it off with the clothes and cruft that you need to live on the road, and that’s even more. After the jump, I’ve got a handy list of travel-tested stuff for you to consider.