• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 3/2012 on page 77
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Consulting
When I was a kid in high school I liked to try to fix TV’s and radios (‘try’ was the operative word). I wasn’t very good. But I never charged unless I truly repaired something, so the client had nothing to lose. Often they would say that if I couldn’t fix it, I could keep it (for parts). This illuminates two important concepts: 1) I was not being entrusted with anything valuable and 2) it was a clear conflict of interest.
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