Consultants, some might argue, will do anything to be perceived as being useful to earn a quick buck from companies that usually just want to know what printer to buy.
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But some consultants, such as Ivor the "tarot consultant", go that little bit further. Ivor has set up a horse-drawn carriage on Brighton Pier to give readings.
Nothing unusual about that you might think, except that he has a client list that would make KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers salivate, with Ericsson, Tate & Lyle, GlaxoSimthKline and Astra Zeneca among his customers.
But why consult with a tarot-card reader? How many companies base their technology strategies on the turn of a card?
Laugh you might, but even Cable & Wireless is a client. When you consider that its executive chairman, John Pluthero, is in line for an estimated £20m pay-out, maybe it is time to ditch the business intelligence software and start crossing palms with silver.