For those unfamiliar with Quora, it is one of the emerging “question and answer” sites on the Internet. Although its positioning is not quite clear to me yet, a point of difference relative to other sites (like Yahoo Answers) is that Quora integrates aspects of social networking technology. Throw in a carefully-honed, early-adopter market segment and some venture capital hype – the result for now seems to be a high-quality, professional dialogue hub.
In any case, I thought I’d share some answers I’ve provided to several management consulting and leadership questions posed on the site:
- What will be the most important skill for business during the next decade?
- What is the first step in opening a consulting business?
- What are the best management consulting books available in the market?
- What are some common stereotypes of consultants you find to be accurate?
- Why the client does not care if you have an MBA
- Are MBAs required for a startup to thrive and cross the chasm between ideation and execution?
- What metrics should be used to track the performance of a professional services organization?
- What is the first important question should a management consultant ask in a first client meeting?
Let me know what you think. Thanks!