The Buck Stops There

Manley, Will
December 2009
American Libraries;Dec2009, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p64
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the hiring of a consulting firm by the University of California Berkeley to manage its finances in the midst of the recession. He says that he is not anti-consultant because they are the expert in the field where one needs help but the firm tapped by the university is completely unfamiliar with the institution they are trying to fix. He adds that the reason consultants are important is because they take advantage of the complete ignorance of a situation, which they perceived more as objectivity.


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