Excerpts from an interview with Michael A. Goodman
Interviewer: How did you first decide to write Rasputin
Goodman: Shortly after The Potato Chip Difference was published,
I spoke with a number of executives in transition. I wanted to
know whether the book addressed the main issues on their minds
and whether they had any questions for me.
What I heard most was this: “You’ve been a professional
management consultant for quite a while now, and you’ve
also become something of an expert on job search strategies.
What do you think about consulting while I’m between jobs?”
That sensitized me to what I later learned to be an interesting
fact: most mid-level and senior executives give serious consideration
to consulting when they are facing a job search or career change.
Some only view consulting as a short-term thing, until they can
land a “real job.” Others think it might be a rewarding
The more I fielded questions about management consulting, the
more I realized that there was a need for the kind of information
I eventually included in Rasputin For Hire. That’s why
I wrote the book.
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