Business Ideas

taletown.org multimedia English short stories with business ideas on how to start or run a business enterprise, retold tales of business intelligence with business quotes, tips & jokes (For Company Management or Money Management stories specifically - see Management Stories or Money Management)

  • Any Asshole Will Do

    Day 170/365 - God Loves Assholes"Senior Management is happy as it believes the workforce has become efficient, customers are happy because they believe the company is delivering value for money, and workers won't squeal because they need jobs. Whoever bells the cat, won't be making any friends. So, I guess for the moment, we have a stalemate."

    "As long as he pretends that you are getting a fair wage", she responded, "you can pretend you're working hard. Outlast him."

  • Business Is Business

    Is It Really That Funny?!“Well, the teacher said she’ll give a chocolate fish to the child who can tell her, who the most famous man was, who ever lived," Josh replied.

    "So, what happened then?" she asked.

  • Climbing Mount Improbable

    cloud riderHosh laughed. He knew that frogs were raunchy.

    “The dumb shit didn't think," continued Josh, "about what would happen to him, or to his family if he fell from the Eiffel Tower and died. He tried climbing Mount Improbable."

  • Dumbest Kid?

    Behind Her Back"When people live as intimately together as couples do, there aren't many secrets left."

    "Distance creates mystique, familiarity breeds contempt."

    "Love loses its glamour when you are under the same sheets, smelling each other's farts."

  • Dwelling On Insurance

    Insurance“Unlike many other countries, insurers in New Zealand are almost free to insure or refuse to insure anyone they choose.”

    “No Kiwi has a right to insurance, and the insurance industry is free to refuse your application or cancel your policy at its whim. It does not have to provide reasons or justification.”

  • Exciting Period

    Red Rose Petals"Oh nothing as exciting as a run on a bank," Isha answered, "pumping central bankers or falling sharemarkets."

    "But I did hear a joke about another kind of exciting period today."

  • Invest In Your Gear

    Doctor OctaviaThe doctor came out of her bedroom moments after he'd gone in and asked Mr. Trimble, "Got a hammer?"

    Puzzled, Mr. Trimble went into his workshop and returned with a hammer.

  • Knowing Where To Tap

    Last of her Kind (HDR)If you overvalue your work, the world will likely step in to knock down your price.

    But if you undercharge yourself, it's unlikely that the world will step in to compensate you appropriately.

    You can’t rely on others to value you correctly. It is not in their best interests to do so.

  • Logic Only Reduces Risk

    Palace complexShe sought the help of another guard instead. But when he learnt more of the task required, he refused too.

    Guards spoke to other guards. Attendants mentioned it to other attendants. News spread in the palace like wildfire.

  • Monkey Business

    UntitledOnce upon a time in a village, a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he wanted to buy monkeys.

    He offered to pay a silver coin for each monkey.

  • Monkeys, Goats And Markets

    Loading up the public bus.The monkeys ate too much, shouted and shrieked all day and sometimes bit people. But it wasn't such a disaster for the goat buyers.

    Goats weren't monkeys. They could be milked every day and when the milk stopped they could be killed for their mutton.

  • Paycheck Poverty

    Payday!"Other deductions can still be made, even if the employee will receive less than 60% of their net pay. So, the net pay could be zero, and it could still be legal."

    "Maybe", she pondered, "but would it be ethical?"

    "Ethics is a matter of opinion", he responded, "Commerce or Countries don't run on opinion".

  • Scam - House For Rent

    for-rent-sign"Be careful", said Rosh, "Online advertisements can be scams."

    "Not for rentals," Hosh was skeptical, "Not on reputable websites. I am only looking at adverts from reputable real estate agencies, and that too for accommodation within my own country."

  • Should NZ Allow Mining 1

    Gold is Where You Find ItAn estimated 50,000 marchers joined one of the biggest protests in Auckland for decades on the 1st of May 2010 asking the Government to stay away from mining on conservation land.

    The government was forced to back down. It promised that no mining will be allowed on conservation estate.

  • Should NZ Allow Mining 2

    Mine Mine Mine Mine MineMr. Brownlee had said, "We acknowledge mining is an emotive issue."

    "But we hope a rational conversation can now take place about the potential for utilizing more of the country's valuable natural resources for the greater good.”

  • Should NZ Allow Mining 3

    Shafts of light"In a 2008 report, consultant geologist Richard Barker estimated the potential value of just seven of our minerals, including gold, copper, iron and molybdenum at $140 billion. The Southland lignite field was valued at another $100 billion."

    "And that was just onshore resources in 2008. Obviously the stakes and values are a lot higher now.”

  • Should NZ Allow Mining 4

    The Super PitPost mineral harvestation, miners should be encouraged to convert wasteland into land suitable for habitation or cultivation on periodic basis within the consent timeframes rather than at project end as is the norm currently, when enforcement becomes problematical.

  • Swimming With The Tide

    Elliott Otters"I'll grant you guys a wish each now, before I go," he said to show them his gratitude, "So long as it is reasonable, you can have anything you want. So tell me, what would you like?"

    "I've never heard a Jinn put a reasonability condition on wishes before granting them!" the contractor laughed.

  • The Air Up There

    Bald Eagle In Tree"An eagle was sitting on a tree resting," answered Rosh, remembering an old online joke he'd read, "doing nothing."

    "A little rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing?"

  • The Power Of One

    bank mothers (c) iimcmissioncal.orgIIMC began, essentially medically treating about 20 kids per day in the poor Sonarpur neighborhood, where access existed neither to medical care nor to formal education.

    Dr. Sujit started as his project’s only physician, but within 25 years, he had over 18 doctors and 700 full time employees working with him.


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