Networking is important, and until recently I have failed to build bridges with some of the very smart people working at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. But I will be giving a colloquium talk to a group (Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis) at KU in January.It may be for a different, but closely related group, but it doesn’t matter. It’s an excuse to get out of the office and meet people. Here’s the tentative title and abstract for my talk and a brief review of some other talks I’ll be giving.

Title: Setting up your independent consulting practice.

Abstract: If you wish to become an independent statistical consultant, you will find that the work is challenging, but also rewarding. In this talk, I will contrast working as an independent consultant to working within a large organization. I will then review the issues that you face withi