Consulting Speak 101 – Lesson #2: Create Something Out Of Nothing


Today, we don our magician hat, and create value and thought-ware out of thin air.  When you need to sound like you are bringing in some ground breaking insight and need to make a short story long, here are some suggestions.

Top Hats. You better believe it.

Let’s just put some thought showers around that idea before we get into some positive baselining exercises. I don’t want to throw it over wall just yet.

I mean, it’s about operationalizing and transacting on our core competencies. Think about it John, a global framework for interconnectivity!

Oh Snap, Son! Check out this thing Al Gore invented!

Monica, this could be the next blue-sky initiative. This is going to be huge. Not only is this going to increase the company’s value proposition, but these efforts are going to bring in a holistic point of view for our shareholders.


Blue Skies? Or Blue Screens?

Jim, see – when you’ve got a show stopper in your project plan, you have to think outside of the box! Let’s take a 10,000 feet view of your problem:

1 Infinite Loop

Out Of Memory

See what I did there? There’s your problem! We can discuss the 50,000 feet view offline.

And we end with a video about efficiency experts. Enjoy.

…and that’s it for Lesson #2. Make sure you follow us on RSS/Reader to keep yourself in the loop (Oh Snap, Son!) and in the know.

Up Next: Lesson #3: CYA | Check out Lesson #1 in case you missed it!

*Special thanks to all my colleagues in the corporate world who make this post a reality

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