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As we all know, shit rolls downhill.
The following diagram illustrates exactly how this
process takes place in a professio...
At the top of the hill is the Client.
Generally, the Client, in one way or another,
generates the shit.
Client
Shit
Partner
The shit first reaches the Partner.
But Partners are very adept at smelling shit coming,
and say, “I’m a Partner, ...
Consultant
Manager
Now the shit reaches the Senior Manager.
It’s picking up some speed by now, and the Senior
Manager gets...
Manager
So the shit washes over the Manager, and he gets
well dipped in shit. But by this time, the shit has a
lot of mome...
Consultant
And so the shit lands on the Consultant.
And the Consultant gets covered in it, and spends the
entire engagemen...
Crest of Ignorance
The Analysts are shielded from the shit by the Crest
of Ignorance, which keeps shit from rolling down o...
Cave of Unreported Exceptions
Meanwhile, however, the Analysts discover more
shit as they proceed with the engagement. Not...
Fermented shit
After a while, the cave gets filled with shit, and it
starts to ferment. Then the Consultant begins to
smel...
So, next time you’re Consulting an engagement, and
you wonder why your life seems like shit, just refer
to the diagram.
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A rather graphic but funny but so true slideshow about consultancy firms that someone forwarded to me

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Rolling

  1. 1. As we all know, shit rolls downhill. The following diagram illustrates exactly how this process takes place in a professional services firm.
  2. 2. At the top of the hill is the Client. Generally, the Client, in one way or another, generates the shit. Client Shit
  3. 3. Partner The shit first reaches the Partner. But Partners are very adept at smelling shit coming, and say, “I’m a Partner, I don’t have to take this shit.” And so the shit rolls on by.
  4. 4. Consultant Manager Now the shit reaches the Senior Manager. It’s picking up some speed by now, and the Senior Manager gets splashed. “Phew, this shit stinks,” says the Senior Manager, “better pass it down.”
  5. 5. Manager So the shit washes over the Manager, and he gets well dipped in shit. But by this time, the shit has a lot of momentum, and it keeps rolling down.
  6. 6. Consultant And so the shit lands on the Consultant. And the Consultant gets covered in it, and spends the entire engagement swimming in it.
  7. 7. Crest of Ignorance The Analysts are shielded from the shit by the Crest of Ignorance, which keeps shit from rolling down on them, and ensures that the Consultant remains submerged. Analysts
  8. 8. Cave of Unreported Exceptions Meanwhile, however, the Analysts discover more shit as they proceed with the engagement. Not sure what to do with it, they conceal it in the Cave of Unreported Exceptions.
  9. 9. Fermented shit After a while, the cave gets filled with shit, and it starts to ferment. Then the Consultant begins to smell hidden shit, and wonders “Dammit, now who’s been hiding shit?”
  10. 10. So, next time you’re Consulting an engagement, and you wonder why your life seems like shit, just refer to the diagram.

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