Business & Tax

Stories on business & entrepreneurship, tax & business administration, business ideas & stock market, and tips on how to start, run & grow a successful business

  • From my fridge's POV :)

    "You want a Crash Course on Fridges", Isha laughed, "Sure. As with my tips on using stoves, hot water, laptops and energy saver bulbs, watch your power bill."

    "It tells you a lot if you are listening."

  • 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."

  • SnaresBe informed to spot opportunities in business & life.

    Learning business management becomes easy, when Sunny shows the benefits of being informed using a nun joke...

  • 3D Shackled Credit by StockMonkeys.comBank: When she applied for the card, she agreed to and signed its Terms and Conditions.

    Relative: Perhaps you could resend her a copy of those. Would you like her new mailing address?

  • managementRosh lampoons Company Policy again, when his quarterly pay review delivers no increments.

    Funny business management story with retold jokes on company policies...

  • Man's Coat and Waistcoat LACMA M.57.35a-b (1 of 3)“Have a budget. It helps you determine and set your limits. Stay within your limits. तेते पाँव पसारिये जेती लंबी सौर (tete paon pasaariye jeti lambi saur - meaning stretch your feet only so far as your quilt goes).”

    “Isn’t it better to stretch the chadar (expand the capacity, income etc.),” asked Isha, “than to restrict our paanv (our dreams, plans, or expenses)?”

  • Credit Crunch"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."

  • 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."

  • Metropolitan Police Dog training centre "Where Others Fear to Tread!"Executive decisions screw the minions regardless of who is at fault.

    A dictator’s minister avoids being mauled by dogs, but Rosh is dubious of the story message...

  • Throwing Money Away"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."

    “You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."

  • George is Keeping an Eye On You!Rosh tries to follow the money to gauge where growing worldwide debt & money printing might lead us.

    Was the wealth effect in NZ just a game of musical chairs?

  • man-on-long-office-chair illustrationShouldn’t I benefit from fruits of my labor?

    Employee engagement is driven by purpose, recognition & monetary incentives.

    Insightful tale on worker demotivation...

  • Joseph Sugarman The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunityGet Perspective. Know what you want to learn & why you want it!

    Learning becomes fun or boring depending on our perspective.

    Interesting story on how to learn...

  • COOKIE...ALONG WITH EENIE, MEENIE, MINEE, AND MOE...DOCKED AND ON DRY LAND...CHERISHED BY GOD...SAVED... BORNE ABOVE THE FLOOD...TRANSPORTED...”TEBHAT NOAH”...CARRIED ON THE ARK OF NOAH...PERHAPS THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP BY ANY OTHER NAME...MORE A VEHICLE OProgrammed monkeys show how company policy begins, and is then used to kill initiative & brick wall employee remuneration.

    Insightful corporate management story

  • 2014_06_210005 - tax avoidance“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”

    “Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."

  • A dog's lifeIt's a dog's life when you continue to exceed everyone’s expectations except your boss's.

    A dog gets abused and a fail review, despite spectacular performance...

  • Face of Jesus“Come back to me quickly. You can have your Kingdom of Heaven,” she impulsively spoke her thoughts aloud to him.

    He winced and thought a little. Then answered with great sadness, “But I can’t go on that journey anymore. I have nothing left to pay the fare.”

  • money-castle illustrationConcentration of Kiwi wealth in houses may be concerning, but it has helped NZ stand out as the best deliverer of prosperity in the world in the past decade.

  • Banksy in Boston: F̶O̶L̶L̶O̶W̶ ̶Y̶O̶U̶R̶ ̶D̶R̶E̶A̶M̶S̶ CANCELLED, Essex St, Chinatown, Boston“Will you leave us to beg on the streets?” Isha turned her face away in anguish, “while you illuminate the world. Why must Yashodharā always pay the price of Siddharth’s enlightenment?”

    Her world was falling apart, and she with it. Rosh felt pity. He knew how hard it was going to be for her.

  • kiss me!"There are teachers," Isha answered after considerable thought, "and then there are educators."

    "Perhaps it is time for you to graduate from being one to being the other."