Skip to main content

Consulting, Superstore & Zoo

It's such a paradox. Consultants are brought in to offer custom solutions. Expertise tailored to the needs of a client. However, what I see is that clients aren't happy simply getting tailor-made stuff. Na! Give them options. Once they see the options, remark, "This doesn't 'look' good." You sit with a look asking, "Why?" The answer is, "Hmmmmmmm... It doesn't."

I call this 'the superstore effect'. Just stack the racks with truckloads of stuff. Let the buyer walk in and pick. And mind you, conversations could be labelled unnecessary. Just let them see and decide.

The thing is consultants offer 'thought' products. Forget about producing options, even one thought product isn't easy to create. Here you have to create shelves and shelves of options! For all these options, the response could just be a browsing walk in the aisle!

And when it comes to offering 'options' of thought products, some times it's akin to a zoo. Clients just walk in for a stroll with the kids, observe these creatures, poke fun and go back. Memories of the creatures, their weirdities and some pictures...

Popular posts from this blog

Afghani Nuskha, Sex, Nudity & Beer

Yes, these've garnered greatest eyeballs on my blog. I'm sure all who've landed on my blog searching for these were lured by the headlines and disappointed by the content ;). An experiment of sorts, it's got good result. Let me call this the short-term dynamics and the dominance of 'baser' instincts. Rest you can infer.

Have a great Monday!

Afghani Nuskha & Japani Tel

Today's Rajasthan Patrika, last page, premium spots :). Mumbai's local trains also carry similar things...

David Damron on filling time

Just a few moments back I read this guest post by David Damron (of The Minimalist Path) on ZenHabits. Fantastic read. Simple to apply and see the result for yourself. So, am publishing the same post here. Spread the message far and wide (for it is mighty important) :).

In the post below, forget the word Materialism. It isn't such a 'spiritual' lesson after all; though it could be if you want to take it that way. My point is it might just help you to set some worthy goals for yourself.


Cutting the Cord to Materialism
Let’s start with an exercise … Grab a small sheet of paper and a pen or pencil.After you read the following question, please take 5 deep breaths before answering.Write your response to the up-coming question on your piece of paper in one sentence.Here is your question to answer:

If you had the opportunity to do one activity for one week without any worry about finances, cost, or other outside commitments, what would you love to do for this week?

I hope you …