Many thanks to alert consultant 'Maria' for contributing the following blog post
of mine was traveling to Boston, MA with his boss to meet up with a legal
representative from one of the fortune 500 companies who was interested in his
reverse legal auction consulting services. They arrived early to the office and
had to wait for some time before the representative met with them, so they sat
down in the big comfy chairs with two other businessmen. My colleague noticed
that one of the businessmen was extremely anxious and began to pace the reception
area looking at every picture and artwork hung on the wall very intently.
One of the
vice presidents came out to great the businessmen and trying to start small
talk one of them said, “I noticed your picture of Andy Warhol, I too admire his
art.” The vice president looked at him oddly and turned to the office doors. As
he opened the doors he replied, “That’s not Warhol, that’s my mother.” The
lawyer quickly replied, “Well, did you know your mother look’s a lot like
we're type A (who, us?); we use words like 'synergy' and 'leverage' in sentences; we know that "Decks" aren't made of wood; we drink wine, not beer; we wear boxers, not briefs; we actually like to travel; we're platinum elite with every airline and hotel; we stay at the W (aka 'the Dubbb') whenever possible; American Express drives us nuts; we know where the best bars are in every airport in the world; we know how to calculate NPV; we can sleep anywhere, anytime; we're all about the per diem; we're all places all the time; we're crazy consultants.