Advice & Advisers

‘We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain,’ noted one anonymous sage. There is strange and eerie consensus when it comes to advice. The message is that it is rarely useful and advisers should be tiptoed around as delicately as if they were carriers of a highly infectious disease.

Those who genuinely and supportively profer advice are invariably wrong; and the remainder may be right, but their advice is tainted by their motives. And yet, despite such observations, one of the great modern industries - management consultancy - is advice with invoices attached. Enjoy our selection of advice . . .

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