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Consulting Aphorisms

Here is a collection of great consulting aphorisms and universal truths:
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance…” (Confucius)
“A vision without a strategy is just a hallucination…”
“Free advice costs nothing until you act on it…”
“Never let a good crisis go to waste”
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty…” (Winston Churchill)
“Why invent mediocrity when you can copy genius…” (on benchmarking)
“Never work for your clients, aim to work with them…”
“Have you ever noticed that the word ‘Career’ is both a noun and a verb and that both meanings are contradictory?”
“There is no such thing as an organisation, there is only disorganisation…”
“Consultants, like advisers, should be on tap but not on top…” (Civil Service Proverb)
“A true expert aims to know more and more about less and less until they know absolutely everything about nothing…”
“A stockbroker is someone who invests your money until it’s all gone…” (Woody Allen)
“Rescuing a project without changing the team is like trying to polish a turd…”
“You can’t polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter…”
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
“Men are from Mars, women are from Venus and teenage children are from Uranus.”
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever… ()”
“I may be paranoid but that doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me…”
“A day without laughter is a day wasted…”


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