Dead Horses - Dakota tribal wisdom - Thought for the Day

Marc

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Dead horses

Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in business we often try other strategies with dead horses, including the following:

1.Buying -- a stronger whip.
2.Changing -- riders.
3.Saying -- things like "This is the way we always have ridden this
horse."
4.Appointing -- a committee to study the horse.
5.Arranging -- to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
6.Increasing -- the standards to ride dead horses.
7.Appointing -- a tiger team to revive the dead horse.
8.Creating -- a training session to increase our riding ability.
9.Comparing -- the state of dead horses in today's environment.
10.Change -- the requirements declaring that "This horse is not dead."
11.Hire -- contractors to ride the dead horse.
12.Harnessing -- several dead horses together for increased speed.
13.Declaring -- that "No horse is too dead to beat."
14.Providing -- additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
15.Do -- a CA Study to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
16.Purchase -- a product to make dead horses run faster.
17.Declare -- the horse is "better, faster and cheaper" dead.
18.Form -- a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
19.Revisit -- the performance requirements for horses.
20.Say -- this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
21.Promote -- the dead horse to a supervisory position.
 
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Marc

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#3
Not off hand.

How about you other folks - What's YOUR 'Thought for the day'?
 

Randy

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#4
When the rats start leaving the sinking ship, eat one of the rats. There's no reason you need to drown with an empty stomach. :lol:
 
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