Managers considering becoming consultants may want to read a new book by Sugata Biswas and Daryl Twitchell. Published by New York-based John Wiley & Sons Inc., Management Consulting: A Complete Guide to the Industry, includes an insider's perspective on how to land a position with a consulting firm. The book looks at the origins and development of the consulting profession, and includes essays by consultants, strategic planners, and academics who provide perspectives on emerging trends and the future of consulting. The authors walk the reader through the steps of a typical consulting project, from the initial definition of the problem to the final presentation of recommendations. They also outline what is expected of a consultant, the work hours involved, and the many benefits and drawbacks of a career in consulting.