On The Beach

At a neighborhood social event Ashley asked Al Enzweiler, “You’ve been going fishing almost every day lately did you get furloughed?” Al’s response, “No, I am one of a small consulting firm’s Senior System Architects who is on the beach. “On the beach” is a term used by consulting firms when a consultant has completed the last client’s engagement but has not started the next client’s engagement.

While I am on the beach; I spend time with my family, go fishing, stroll into downtown for good times and use the lessons learned completing the last client’s engagement to make incremental and occasionally breakthrough improvements to Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology which will be used by one of the firm’s Senior System Architects to start the next client’s engagement. I have a life that I enjoy, rewarding work that I enjoy, and my optimal life/work balance.”

What is Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology?

Ashley asked, “What is Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology?” Al’s answer, “It is a methodology which is completed by managers on the next client’s organization chart(s) managing to go-live within budget using Targets System(s) to consistently make their contributions to hitting earnings targets.”

I Could Raise the First Round of Capital

“Holy cow every enterprise which publishes audited financial statements to report earnings, could use Targets Systems as their enterprise’s #1 system. The market for Targets Systems is greater than the market for artificial intelligence! I am a partner in a private equity firm who could raise the first round of capital, which could be used to grow your small consulting firm to become a big consulting firm.” said Ashley.

What Happens After Raising the First Round of Capital?

Al asked, “What happens after we raise the first round of capital?” Ashley laughed and said, “That is the best part. We will use an earnings projection model to project your consulting firm’s future years’ earnings. When graphed projected future years’ earnings will resemble a hockey stick. When the IPO is issued, or we sell to a SPAC you will make billions.”

After Making Billions Then What Would I Do?

“After making billions, then what would I do?” asked Al. Ashley thought for a minute and then she said, “Well you could retire, spend time with your family, go fishing, stroll into downtown for good times, and maybe you could find some rewarding work that you enjoy so you could balance your life.”

Credit to Heinrich Böll for Al Enzweiler’s adoption of his Story of the Mexican Fisherman used to answer questions on why the #1 consulting firm doing business in the United States and Canada is not a big consulting firm.