Apparently this is enormously appealing to companies, which makes sense, given that law firms and especially consulting firms are often used as a kind of responsibility deferral system, allowing managers to fall back on some variation on, Yes, technically I approved this consequential decision that didn’t actually work out for the company, but as you can see we hired the most prestigious consulting firm in America — a whole room full of Harvard graduates! — who affirmed that this was the best option.
via How Our Professional Elites Are Hired – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
Oh yes indeedy. If you want to know why there are so many damned parasitic conslutants — um, consultants — out there, that’s exactly why.
When the inevitably rotten (and it is 99% guaranteed to be so!) advice proffered blows up in a client’s face and leaves that company open to massive lawsuits, like a child they get to whine, “Well, he said …”
And you thought things were run by adults?