@all the cool short names were taken...
Actually, you do. Because, IME, management will always rather listen to what an external cunsultant says than to their own expert staff. Even if it's exactly the same.
Funny, but as one of those highly paid experts, I was brought in to a client to help advise them on their architecture. While at this client, they asked me a question about finding anything on the 'net that addresses their problem.
I told them that I didn't think it existed, however I could prepare a write up if they wanted...
They turned me down.
I don't think that they realized that I was one of those people that do the write ups that other search for on the 'net. Or did the work that got written up because as a consultant I was under an NDA.
The point is that even customers don't listen to their highly paid experts.
Posted anon for the obvious reasons.