Corporate Lessons

girl drying herself with a towelCorporate Lesson 1.

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I will give you $800 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. Bob watches her admirably for a few seconds and hands her the $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?" "It was Bob the next door neighbor, she replied. "Great!" the husband says, "Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?" --- Learning from the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Aladdin LampCorporate Lesson 2.A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish." "Me first! Me first!" says the admin. clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Poof! She's gone. "Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life. "Poof! He's gone. "OK, you're up" the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch ." --- Learning from the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Fox Peeking Behind TreeCorporate Lesson 3. A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?" The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it. --- Learning from the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

Turkey With Head On Tree StumpCorporate Lesson 4.A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, "but I haven't got the energy." "Well, why don't you nibble on my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients." The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after the fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree. --- Learning from the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.


  1. Anonymous3/15/2008

    So, I found your blog when I searched up Zits images on Google and it led me to your blog. I had a blog (it's private, tho) but I wanted to see what others put on theirs so I read yours.

    I found this article quite humorous. :D You have interesting things to say to.

    Good day. :]

  2. Thanks for your comment! I LOVE the Zits cartoons and posted just one of them in my blog along with a link to where folks can subscribe to get it daily in their inboxes. I think it's uncanny how well Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman have captured the essense of what most teenage boys are all about. If you enjoy Zits as much as I do it may be well worth it to subscribe to DAILY INK like I mentioned in my blog. Then you get a new Zits cartoon every day via email. I used them while my kids were growing up to send it to them. :-)

    You mention your blog is private. What are you using your blog for? I have another entry in my blog where I ask folks what they're blogging about. Come back and tell us how you are using your blog and what got you into blogging. That blog title is: Why do you blog?

    Thanks again for your comment.