Sunday, November 2, 2014

Knowledge is Power

Two Managers who were friends decided to go mountaineering. 

One became a Manager by virtue of his experience and learning while the other had designed his life to be a Manager by doing his Post graduation in Business administration (MBA) from a reputed B-School. 

All through out the trip the Sophisticated Manager (MBA) kept asking a lot of questions on business, Data analysis, Planning, Finance, Economics etc to the Practical Manager. 

When the Practical Manager expressed his ignorance, the Sophisticated Manager used to feel so proud and happy about his smartness. He kept emphasizing on the important role that education plays in sculpting ones career or even the future.

Like this they kept climbing all day and finally reached a flat surface by late evening. They decided to rest there for the night. They set up their tent, have their drinks, eat and fall asleep.

Some hours later, the Practical Manager wakes his Sophisticated MBA friend. 

Furnished is the conversation between the two Managers -

Practical Manager                    : Look up at the sky and tell me what you see.

Sophisticated Manager MBA  : I see millions of stars.

Practical Manager                    : What does that tell you?

The Sophisticated Manager MBA pondered for a minute. He felt Happy and was extremely satisfied that his friend now considered him as a repertoire of worldly knowledge had accepted his supremacy. He turned towards his poor friend and began; 

Sophisticated Manager MBA :-

Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.

What does it tell you?"

The Practical Manager was more amused than amazed. He went silent for a moment and then spoke.

Practical Manager :- "I was thinking about who has stolen our tent".

Moral: "Practical Management is all about 100 % COMMON SENSE "

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