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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Not really my kinda thing but I think some of you may like it. Got it in an e-mail and I'm far too lazy to remove the >'s.

    >Subject: Haward MBA - gud 1
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    > An American businessman was at the pier of a small
    > coastal Mexican
    > village when a small boat with just one fisherman
    > docked. Inside the
    > small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The
    > American complimented the Mexican on the quality of
    > his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
    > The Mexican replied, "Only a little while, Senor. "
    > The American then asked, "Why didn't you stay out
    > longer and catch more fish?" The Mexican said he had
    > enough to support his family's immediate needs. The
    > American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest
    > of your time?"
    >
    > The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a
    > little, play with my
    > children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into
    > the village each
    > evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my
    > amigos. I have a full
    > and busy life, Senor."
    >
    >
    > The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could
    > help you. You should spend more time fishing and with
    > the proceeds, buy a bigger boat with the proceeds from
    > the bigger boat you could buy several boats,
    > eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats.
    >
    >
    > Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would
    > sell directly to the processor, eventually opening
    > your own cannery. You would control the product,
    > processing and distribution.
    >
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    > You would need to leave this small coastal fishing
    > village and move to
    > Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will
    > run your
    > expanding enterprise."
    >
    >
    > The Mexican fisherman asked, "But Senor, how long will
    > this all take?"
    >
    >
    > To which the American replied, "15-20 years."
    >
    >
    > "But what then, Senor?"
    >
    >
    > The American laughed and said, "That's the best part.
    >
    > When the time is right you would announce an IPO and
    > sell your company stock to the public and become very
    > rich, you would make millions."
    >
    >
    > "Millions, Senor? Then what?"
    >
    >
    > The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a
    > small coastal
    > fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a
    > little, play with
    > your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the
    > village in the
    > evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar
    > with your
    > amigos."
    >
    >
    > "You mean being a Harvard MBA, you have to go thru all
    > that to finally
    > get to where I already am, Senor?"
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  2. Calliope

    Calliope TPF Noob!

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    Love it! How true... we overlook the important (simple) things too much. Love the story! :D
     
  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think I've seen this one before - it's really good! :)
     
  4. sfaribault

    sfaribault TPF Noob!

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    Good one...


    Steve :thumbup:
     
  5. Verbal

    Verbal $100

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    It's so true... all too often people think you have to be rich and have plenty of money to enjoy yourselves, but that's just not the case. Unless you're really picky. But I think it's important that people learn to be content with what they have.
     

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