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Monday, April 7, 2008

An old story with a new twist

A hat-seller who was passing by a forest decided to take a nap under
one of the trees, so he left his whole basket of hats by the side.
A few hours later, he woke up and realized that all his hats were gone.
He looked up and to his surprise, the tree was full of monkeys and they had taken all
his hats.

The hat-seller sits down and thinks of how he can get the hats down.
While thinking he started to scratch his head. The next moment, the monkeys were doing
the same. Next, he took down his own hat, the monkeys did exactly the same. An
idea came to him, he took his hat and threw it on the floor and the monkeys
did that too. So he finally managed to get all his hats back.

Fifty years later, his grandson, Laloo, also became a hat-seller and
had heard this monkey story from his grandfather. One day, just like his
grandfather, he passed by the same forest. It was very hot, and he took a nap under
the same tree and left the hats on the floor.
He woke up and realized that all his hats were taken by the monkeys on
the tree. He remembered his grand father's words, started scratching his head and the monkeys followed. He took down his hat and fanned himself and again the monkeys followed. Now, very convinced of his grandfather's idea, Laloo threw his hat on the floor but to his
surprise, the monkeys still held on to all the hats. Then one monkey climbed down
the tree, grabbed the hat on the floor, gave him a slap and said.................

"You think only you have a grandfather?"

The market is dynamic and the strategy which works today may not work tomorrow, hence, the need of continuous innovations.
Blogger Dad said...
"The idea and Plan of Grand Father was really great and every green. The Grandson's following the idea is also virtually true; but there is a fault in the grandson's action. "He simply didn't throw his hat on the ground; instead he fanned with the hat and then threw. Naturally the monkeys realised the comfort by fanning with the hat to beat the heat. So the monkeys didn't throw the hats on the ground". With the changing generation and day to day, even hour to hour, changes in market one should act on his own (keeping good old ideas) before acting further. So the lesson of grand father is great; but the idea is to be conveniently used by the present generation to suit the present circumstances...this is also an ever green truth "change according to circumstances without leaving the great ideas".
December 7, 2008 8:10 AM
Blogger cvsmuthy said...
I really like this 'tippani'.
January 4, 2010 9:33 PM