Monday, October 4, 2010

Tom Antion: Consulting Humor

You know it is time to get out of consulting when...

You ask the waiter what the restaurant's core competencies are.

You decide to re-org your family into a "team-based organization."

You refer to dating as test marketing.

You can spell "paradigm."

You actually know what a paradigm is.

You understand your airline's fare structure.

You write executive summaries on your love letters.

You think that it's actually efficient to write a ten page paper with six other people you don't know.

You believe every company is "a traditional functional organization, with promotion based on tenure, but one that needs to change as it is facing ever increasing competition..."

You believe that a company's problems are never caused by an "ineffective handling of an administrative situation."

You believe you never have any problems in your life, just "issues" and "improvement opportunities."

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