The Donkey and the Dog

03 Nov

I got this story from a friend at work. Thanks Mark


Titled:  Being Indian...

Management Lesson :
One night when the whole world was sleeping, a thief broke into the house of a washer man.
The washer man was fast asleep but the donkey and the dog were awake.
The dog decided not to bark since the master did not take good care of him and wanted to teach him a lesson.
The donkey got worried and said to the dog that if he doesn't bark, the donkey will have to do something himself.
The dog did not change his mind and the donkey started braying loudly.
Hearing the donkey bray, the thief ran away, the master woke up and started beating the donkey for braying in the middle of the night for no reason.
Moral of the story: One must not engage in duties other than his own.

Now take a new look at the same story.
The washer man was like a typical top management corporate guy.
He had the fundas of looking at the bigger picture and thinking out of the box.
He was convinced that there must be some reason for the donkey to bray in the night.
He walked outside a little and did some fact finding, applied a research approach, figured out from the ground realities that there was a thief who broke in and the donkey only wanted to alert him about it.
Looking at the donkey's extra initiative and going beyond the call of the duty, he rewarded him with lot of hay and other perks and the donkey became his favorite pet.
The dog's life didn't change much, except that now the donkey was more motivated in doing the dogs duties as well.
In the Appraisal the dog managed an "8".
The donkey was rated as "9".
Soon the dog realized that the donkey is taking care of his duties and he can enjoy his life sleeping and lazing around.
The donkey had to live up to his already high performance standards.
Soon he was over burdened with work and always under pressure and now is looking for a switch....
Moral of the story-Remains the same- "One must not engage in duties other than his own"


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From Ravi Answers Atheists Part 2 of 2 starting position 4:03

18 May

In the 1980's i was doing an open forum at the University of Philippines
in Manilla when a student popped out of his seat and he shouted at me,
he said "Everything is meaningless, i don't know why you are taking
about meaning. Everything is meaningless!" I said you don't believe
that, he said "I do!". I said no you don't, he said "Yes i do!".  I said
you don't. He said "Who are you to tell me i don't?". I said repeat it.
He said "Everything is meaningless!". I said you don't mean that, he
said "I do!". I said can i ask you a question? If everything is
meaningless, then what you just said was not meaningful.  On the other
hand if what you just said was meaningful, then everything is not
meaningless. In effect you've really said nothing.

That night at a different meeting that young man gave his life to



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