Did You Get Furloughed?
One of Enzweiler’s Senior System Architects was at a neighborhood gathering and one of the neighbors asked, “You’ve been going fishing a lot lately did you get furloughed?”
The Senior System Architect responded, “No, I am a consultant that is on the beach right not. On the beach is a term used by consulting firms when a consultant has completed their last client’s engagement, but has not started their next client’s engagement.
While I am on the beach, I enjoy time with my family, go fishing with my friends, stroll into downtown for some good times and use the lessons learned completing the last client’s engagement, to make incremental and sometimes breakthrough improvements to Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology. I have a life that I enjoy, rewarding work that I enjoy and my optimal life/work balance.”
What is Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodolgy?
The neighbor asked, “What is Enzweiler’s A-Team Methodology?” One of Enzweiler’s Senior System Architects responded, “Members of a client’s senior management team collaborate with one of the firm’s Senior System Architects for a very short duration to staff an A-Team, that is responsible for planning and managing to consistently hit their earnings targets using an architected and developed Targets System.”
I Could Raise the First Round of Capital
The neighbor replied “Holy Cow! I am a venture capitalist that could raise the 1st round of capital that could be used to grow your small consulting firm into a very big consulting firm. There are thousands of senior management teams that would pay big consulting fees to consistently hit their earnings targets using a Targets System.”
What Happens After We Raise the 1st Round of Capital?
The Senior System Architect asked, “What happens after we raise the first round of capital?” The neighbor laughed and said, “That’s the best part. We use the first year of your consulting firm’s earnings to project future years earnings. The graph of your firm’s projected earnings would resemble a hockey stick. Then we announce an IPO and sell your consulting firm’s stock to the public. When the IPO is issued you will make millions.
Millions – Then What?
Senior System Architect asked, “After I make millions, then what would I do?” The neighbor said, “Well you could retire, enjoy time with your family, go fishing with your friends, stroll into downtown for some good times and maybe you could find some rewarding work that you enjoy so you could balance your life.”
*Credit to Heinrich Böll for one of Enzweiler’s Senior System Architect’s adoption of his Story of the Mexican Fisherman used to answer questions on why Enzweiler is not a big consulting firm.