December 11, 2018

This Advice From an EY Leader Should Not Be Taken Literally

Partners, CEOs and chairmen are great for all kinds of wonderful advice — por ejemplo: "be who you really are" — but sometimes the line between good advice and too soon bro is easily crossed.

Case in point:

Now, at any other time, this would be strong, mostly unmockable advice. Well, "get in there" is always kind of funny but only for those of us who have the mentality of middle school aged boys. Given recent circumstances, however, this probably isn't the best advice to give. By recent circumstances, I naturally mean the EY audit client literally getting in there with the audit partner. Relationships matter! The key is to make sure your relationships don't matter to third parties such as everyone else at the firm, regulators, and/or the assholes who run this website.

The real advice is: focusing on the relationships you make is great and all, but don't be too good at it or you're going to end up a news item on GC and no one wants that. Get in there!

 

 

 

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