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IHS buys CMAI cartoon from CMR.BMP

Cartoon of petrochemical consultants

A cartoon poking fun at consultants whose petrochemical market forecasts are all remarkably similar, is in this week’s newsletter from Chemical Market Resources Inc in Houston.  

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Neil Fleming’s play reviewed in The Stage

It’s not every day that a colleague has a play opening in London. “The Consultant,” a play about management consultants, written by ICIS’s own head of content, opened on Wednesday and was reviewed today in the theatrical magazine, The Stage.   “Fleming certainly has an ear for dialogue and dissects the meaningless jargon of the […]

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The Consultant – a Faustian tale of management consultancy

Restructuring and rationalisation in the petchem business provides plenty of scope for consultants of all kinds to move in and sell us the benefits of their wisdom and experience.   The Blog has more than a passing acquaintance with a few petchem consultants, as fellow bloggers or co-organisers of conferences, or publishing consultants to our business. […]

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Chemical Consultants – No Going Back

Senior petchem people who join chemical consultants, after a career in the industry, find it hard to get back out of consultancy, a chemicals head-hunter told me on Thursday. They often find that being a consultant is not as rewarding as working in the industry, but the flow from the business into consultancy is generally […]

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Two Mike Smiths

Since the Blog first came across two John Mitchells at a recent EPCA, the duplicate names have come thick and fast, with two John Richardsons and then two Stuart Goldsmiths.   Then today the existence of two Mike Smiths in the world of petrochemicals has come to light. Even more curious than the other doubles, […]

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