Recently I was searching Google for “startup consultant” to see what I might find. I came across this article by John Greathouse titled Beware the Consultant. No self-respecting, hard-working consultant would sit back and take hits without defense, so in true poetry slam style I thought I’d write a quick retort.
Beware the Client…
Truth is often stranger than fiction
Of course in the real world things are much more nuanced than this black and white picture. Certainly there are probably some consultants that fit John’s description, but there are others that are loved by their clients.
As far as performance based compensation goes, I would say two things:
Although Mr Greathouse may describe *some* real-world or big-corp consultants, they are by no means representative of the lot of us.