My entry into the field of management consulting was like one of those wrong turns that take you into a part of town you never knew existed. At the time, I was just finishing my doctoral dissertation on nineteenth-century German philosophy. My business experience consisted of a miserable summer at a fast-food restaurant, and my acquaintance with management theory was limited to a poster in the restaurant staff room celebrating the virtues of Quality! Service! Cleanliness! I had no clear idea what management consulting was, except it sounded like the kind of thing that people like me should be prevented from doing. I had no clue what I was getting into.
- From The Management Myth: Why the Experts Keep Getting It Wrong by Matthew Stewart