Profit guide

Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the edge of a deserted road.

Suddenly a brand new Jeep Cherokee screeches to a halt next to him. The driver, a young man dressed in a Brioni suit, Cerruti shoes, Ray-Ban glasses, and a YSL tie gets out and asks the shepherd: – “ If I guess how many sheep you do have, will you give me one of them? “

The shepherd looks at the young man, then looks at the sheep, which graze and says: – “All right”.

The young man parks the car, connects the notebook and the mobile, enters a NASA site, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a database and 60 excel tables filled with algorithms, then prints a 150-page report on his high-tech mini printer. He then turns to the shepherd and says: – “You have exactly 1586 sheep here.”

The shepherd answers: – That’s correct, you can have your sheep. The young man takes the sheep and puts it in the back of his jeep.

The shepherd looks at him and asks: “If I guess your profession, will you return my sheep to me?”

The young man answers: “Yes, why not.”

The shepherd says: – You are an Accountant!

“I employ accountants”, says the balloonist. “The information you gave me was detailed, precise and accurate. Most of it was useless and it arrived far too late to be of any help.”

Let’s begin…

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