Harvey Balls

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You guys ever have extremely awkward moments when discussing Harvey Balls? I had a call yesterday that was totally over-the-top. I'm usually pretty good with clients saying just about anything, but I had to mute my phone after these:

Client: "What are these called again?"
Me: "Harvey Balls."
Client: "I really love these balls!"

  • later -

Client: (excitedly) "I think we might need to have more balls!"

For those non-consultants out there, Harvey Balls (pictured) are a pretty common tool for qualitative comparison.

Comments (6)

Aug 19, 2011

Can you use Harvey Balls to compare Hyundai, Mercedes, and BMW?
lol, jk =P

Aug 19, 2011
manbearpig:

Can you use Harvey Balls to compare Hyundai, Mercedes, and BMW?
lol, jk =P

do you subscribe to consumer reports?

Aug 19, 2011

I always thought those were called "pie charts." Guess you learn something new every day. I would not be able to keep it together while discussing Harvey Balls.

Aug 19, 2011

Your client is Ernie Frantz isn't it?

Aug 19, 2011

we use it to hide the fact we have no real data to support our hypothesis ;-)

Aug 22, 2011
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