10 November 2006

What is a Consultant?

Consultant: Someone who, when you ask him/her the time, asks to borrow your watch, then tells you the time, and keeps the watch as her/his fee.

Consultant: Someone who obtains his/her advanced education from his clients' most knowledgeable employees, and then bills the client for the privilege of teaching her/him.

Or, as Joel Spolsky explains, someone who writes really, really poorly, for people who read and think even more poorly.

At least when I do consulting, there is good and interesting entertainment value!

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