A man is flying in a hot air balloon
and realizes he is lost. He reduces height and spots a man down below. He lowers
the balloon further and shouts, "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?"
The man below says: "Yes. You're in a
hot air balloon, hovering 30 feet above this field."
"You must work in
Technology" says the balloonist.
"I do" replies the man. "How did you
"Well" says the balloonist,
"Everything you have told me is technically correct, but it's no use to anyone."
The man below says, "You must work in
"I do" replies the balloonist, "but
how did you know?"
"Well," says the man, "You don't know
where you are, or where you're going, but you expect me to be able to help.
You're in the same position you were before we met, but now it's my fault."
Managing New Ideas
Company Director to Board Chairman: If any new
ideas come up while I am out of the meeting for a brief phone call, my vote
A man was driving along a freeway
when he noticed a chicken running along side his car. He was amazed to see the
chicken keeping up with him because he was doing 50 MPH. He accelerated to 60
and the chicken stayed right next to him. He speeded up to 75 MPH and the
chicken passed him up. The man noticed the chicken had three legs. So, he
followed to chicken down a road and ended up at a farm. He got out of his car
and saw that all the chickens had three legs.
He asked the farmer "What's up with
The farmer said "Well, everybody
likes chicken legs. I bred a three legged bird. I'm going to be a millionaire."
The man asked him how they tasted.
The farmer said "Don't know, haven't
caught one yet."
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Business Success Secret
Customer: 'But if it costs $10
these watches, and you sell them for $10, where does your profit come in?"
Shopkeeper: ' From repairing them.