Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the side of a deserted road.
Suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt. The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit,
Cerutti shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses, TAG-Heuer wrist-watch, and a Pierre Cardin tie, gets out
and asks the Shepherd: "If I can tell you how many sheep you have, will you give me one of them?"
The shepherd looks at the young man, and then looks at the large flock of grazing sheep and
The young man parks the car, connects his laptop to the mobile-fax, enters a NASA Webster,
scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 Excel tables filled with logarithms
and pivot tables, then prints out a 150 page report on his high-tech mini-printer. He turns
to the shepherd and says, "You have exac tly 1,586 sheep here."
The shepherd cheers," That's correct, you can have your sheep." The young man makes his pick
and puts it in the back of his Porsche.
The shepherd looks at him and asks: "If I guess your profession, will you return my animal
to me?" The young man answers, "Yes, why not". The shepherd says, "You are an IT consultant ".
How did you know?" asks the young man.
"Very simple," answers the shepherd.
First, you came here without being called. Second, you charged me a fee to me something i
already knew, and third, you don't understand anything my business... Now can i have my