Friday, May 23, 2008

A Dead Horse - Real-Life Reflections On Business Strategy

During your MBA course, you probably learned that when you discover your company is riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount as quickly as possible.

However, in real-life 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.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The three corpses

Three smiling corpses are lying in a morgue in Arkansas, and a detective goes into the coroner's to find the causes of death.

The coroner points to the first dead man.

"This is Cletus," he says. "He died of shock after winning 20 million on the lottery."

He then moves on to the second smiling corpse. "This is Bo," the coroner says with a grin. "He died while doing 'it' with Trudy-May."

Finally he moves on to the last smiling corpse. "This is Roscoe," says the coroner. "He died after being struck by lightning."

"Well," asks the detective, "Why in hell was the fool smiling?"

"Oh," says the coroner. "He thought he was having his picture taken."

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Scale

George forgot his anniversary and obviously the wife got mad.

She told him that he had until the next morning, before which time there better be something in the driveway. Something that could go from zero to sixty in 6 seconds.

So George went and got his wife a gift -

When his wife looked out the window and saw a neatly wrapped up box in the driveway, she rushed and unwraps the box, only to find a SCALE.

George has been missing since Friday !!

The Namibia Cheetah

Charlize-Theron - Couldn't Avoid This

Saturday, May 3, 2008

What is Dead Man Talking

You said it !!

Nothing, basically nothing..... just a blog to satisfy readers and society to justify any faux pas that may have been committed.... Its incredible....the world we live in....

There is no me or you..... but just us !

In other words..... the vision of the moron or stupid or even an imbecile to justify his mistakes...

From a personal view point..... just another day in paradise....

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dead Manchester United Fan

Question - What's the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead Manchester United Fan?

Answer - Skid marks in front of the dog.