Saturday, February 28, 2009

Two brothers and the geese

(Initiative, responsibility, thinking outside the box, anticipating, strategic anticipation, adding value to service, value and reward)
Two sons work for their father on the family's farm. The younger brother had for some years been given more responsibility and reward, and one day the older brother asks his father to explain why.
The father says, "First, go to the Kelly's farm and see if they have any geese for sale - we need to add to our stock."
The brother soon returns with the answer, "Yes they have five geese they can sell to us."
That father then says, "Good, please ask them the price."
The son returns with the answer, "The geese are 10 each."
The father says, "Good, now ask if they can deliver the geese tomorrow."
And duly the son returns with the answer, "Yes, they can deliver the geese them tomorrow."
The father asks the older brother to wait and listen, and then calls to the younger brother in a nearby field, "Go to the Davidson's Farm and see if they have any geese for sale - we need to add to our stock."
The younger brother soon returns with the answer, "Yes, they have five geese for 10 each, or ten geese for 8 each; and they can deliver them tomorrow - I asked them to deliver the five unless they heard otherwise from us in the next hour. And I agreed that if we want the extra five geese we could buy them at 6 each."
The father turned to the older son, who nodded his head in appreciation - he now realized why his brother was given more responsibility and reward.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thin Line between life and death

This mail comes from my niece Dhvani from Mumbai, I thought its important to forward this to all who travel by train... Be careful while boarding local train,We expect humanity while traveling ...... Otherwise 5 Seconds Between Life & Death..... Like you, this man too, had a dream. Like you, he too pushed his way into the crowded train Like you, he too wanted to get going before he got delayed Unlike you, he slipped and fell in the gap between the train and the platform at Kandivli s tation And eight bogies went over him Find out what happened to this man on The man obviously has a guardian angel and supportive bystanders who told him exactly what he shouldn't do — move. And so, the man lay absolutely still as eight bogies of the train passed over him — centimeters from his head. Within seconds the 12-coach train passed and the man clambered out, unaided, unhurt, but too shocked to speak to us after his near-death experience Untidy safety habits can trip you up. This Guy was Lucky, Dont cross Railway Tracks ever & make a mess of ur Valuable Life whatever happens it happens for good! Forward it to all friends & family members for whom u care.