Wednesday, 30 January 2008
THE ICEBERG OF INFINITY
What does this image represent to you?
- Could it be the hidden sub-prime losses of the major banks of the world?
- Or perhaps the off-balance sheet funding of the UK Government (soon to be boosted by Northern Rock bonds)
- Or the deeper story behind Jerome Kerviel's unfolding saga in France?
It could of course be any of these things; what it is to me is pure switch off boredom. Increasingly this image is used by all management consultants to present some idea, where there is a hidden aspect to a problem. I have seen it used in the last few weeks alone in at least 10 different presentations on utterly different topics by separate organisations.
Hence to me it means boredom, the same old ruse used by people to try to elicit interest. Images like this get used all the time, but this one has got to me. Soon no doubt it will be used in the newspapers too as it filters down into the print media.
So, what does it mean to you and have you any other examples of similar images done to death in the corporate world?
Posted by CityUnslicker