I spoke with a chap today who just started working for us on a complicated and convoluted project in trouble to the tune of several tens of millions. He was taking over from the chap who was thrown off the job for being “too contractual”.
I asked “How are you finding things? How is the job? Better or worse than you thought?”
He replied. “Well. it’s going like a horse on fire.”
I have to say, this made me choke on my lunch. This is my new phrase – a delicious blend of house on fire mixed with flogging a dead horse and bolting the door after the horse has bolted.
Is this chap a genius?