Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after
on the edge of a deserted road. Suddenly a brand
Jeep Cherokee screeches to a halt next to him. The
a young man dressed in a Brioni suit, Cerrutti
glasses and a YSL tie, gets out and asks the
shepherd, "If I guess
how many sheep you have, will you give one of them
The shepherd looks at the young man, then looks at
which are grazing beyond and says "All right".
The young man parks the car, connects his notebook
mobile, enters a NASA site, scans the ground using
opens a data base and 60 Excel tables filled with
then prints a 150 page report on his high-tech
He then turns to the shepherd and says: "You have
1,586 sheep here."
The shepherd answers: "That's correct, you can have
The young man takes the sheep and puts it in the
back of his jeep.
The shepherd looks at the young man and asks: "If I
profession, will you return my sheep to me?"
The young man answers: "Yes, why not?"
The shepherd says: "You are an Arthur Andersen
"How did you know?" asks the young man.
"Very simple," answers the shepherd. "First you
come here without
being called. Second, you charge me a sheep to tell
I already know. Third, you do not understand
what I do, because you took my dog."