This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling Wada-paw by the
roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of
hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he
never watched television.
But enthusiastically, he sold lots of Wada-paw . He was smart enough to
offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales. His sales and profit
went up. He ordered more and more raw materials and buns and used to sell
more. He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers. He
started offering home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a bigger and
As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from
College, joined his father. Then something strange happened.
The son asked, “Dad, aren’t you aware of the great recession that is
coming our way?” The father replied, “No, but tell me about it.” The son
said, “The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is
even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times.”
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers,
listened to the radio and watched TV. He ought to know and his advice
should not be taken lightly. So the next day onwards, the father cut down
the his raw material order and buns, took down the colourful signboard,
removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and was
no longer as enthusiastic. He reduced his staff strength by giving
layoffs. Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his wadapaw
joint. And his sales started coming down rapidly, same with the profit.
The father said to his son, “Son, you were right”. “We are in the middle
of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time.”
Moral of The Story: It’s all in your MIND! And we actually FUEL this
recession much more than we think we do!
What can we take away from this story??
1. How many times we confuse intelligence with good judgement?
2. Choose your advisers carefully but use your own judgement
3. A person or an organization will survive forever, if they have the 5 C’s
* Character * Commitment * Conviction * Courtesy * Courage
The tragedy today is that there are many walking encyclopedias that are
The More practical and appropriate views on this economic recession is –
* This is the time to reunite together for any small or big organization
* This is the time to motivate and retain people which are the biggest asset
* This is the time to show more commitments to the customers
* This is the time to show values of our company to the world
* This is the time to stand by our Nation
(Source of this post : Forwarded Message)