One of my pipe dreams in recent years is to hire myself out as an independent consultant under the name of Dr. No.
You see, the problem in most organizations of appreciable size is that the internal office politics militate against devil’s advocacy. Most insiders don’t have the guts to say certain ideas are bad. Bosses are often surrounded by “yes” men (or women) who dare not utter a discouraging word about whatever proposal is on the table.
There would be several distinct advantages in recruiting a Dr. No like me. For example, I’m only going to deal with the ...