Karen E. Klein did a solid interview with Alan Weiss on the topic of “Why Self-Employed Consultants Fail”:
Many former executives who have been downsized or have taken early retirement in recent years are consulting today. Rather than making a healthy profit, most scrape by or fall on their faces, says Alan Weiss, president of Summit Consulting Group in East Greenwich, R.I.Why Self-Employed Consultants Fail
This interview is nice overview of a lot of the themes Alan Weiss hits on regularly. I built a lot of my practice on the things he teaches in his books.