The funny business management story of 'The Horse & The Goat' has interesting and insightful corporate lessons.
The secret to survival in our corporate world is …
Once 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.
Manage risk by Risk Management.
Prevent avoidable exposure as risk can’t be eliminated. It can only be reduced.
Rosh explains risk using a funny management joke.
Hosh 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."
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You see a gorgeous girl at a party.
You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!”
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.
"Can't she just email the bank," Hosh asked, "and just cut-up and throw your card away?"
"Some banks allow that," said Rosh, "but cards and card numbers are the property of the bank."
“So it is the day starting from January 1 in any year, when the average citizen stops working for their Government and starts earning for themselves."
"Because it is a calculated day, it falls on different days in different countries.”
"At least you know now," Isha smiled benignly at them, "that you will both be getting something."
"I will give who I wish, what I wish, when I wish," Rosh stopped her in her tracks. "Without having to be fair to the other. I may also choose not to give anything at all to anyone. Remember that."
"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?"