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The Mexican Fisherman


A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village.
An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the
quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long," answered the Mexican.

"But then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?"
asked the American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his
needs and those of his family.

The American asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"

"I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with

my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a
few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs . I have a full life."

The American interrupted, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can
help you!
You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the
extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue,you can buy a bigger
boat."

And after that?" asked the Mexican.

With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second
one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate
directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own
plant.
You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los
Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge
new enterprise."

"How long would that take?" asked the Mexican.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years," replied the American.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? Well my Friend, That's when it gets really interesting,"
answered the American, laughing. "When your business gets really
big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?" said the Mexican.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the
coast,
sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with
your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends."

And the moral is:
Know where you're going in life... you may already be there.

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This is a perfect example of the wrong mentality fostered by our sh*tty educational system.
No where is there mention of social or national responsibility, the currently missing ingredient in almost all corporate management.  It is otherwise known as Patriotism.  Wither it is for the country or its own employees.  No feeling of responsiblility or loyalty to anyone but themselves.  If corporate America had any sense of responsibility to the whole (America) then we would not be in the fix we are in today!
 
So how do we fix it???? 
The problem is it has to be voluntarily done (again Patriotic) and not forced (socialism).
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" Well, now you know what an MBA from Harvard will get you. " 
 
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We'll just have to agree to disagree on what an MBA does or does not give you.

I will make one comment though that every time there is an asshole with an MBA doing something bad, that is usually blamed on his MBA.  The fact that the guy started out as an asshole, does not get nearly as much publicity.

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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

" Well, now you know what an MBA from Harvard will get you. " 
 
 
" Now you know what an asshole from Harvard will get you. " 
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

" Well, now you know what an MBA from Harvard will get you. " 
 
 
" Now you know what an asshole from Harvard will get you. " 


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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

We'll just have to agree to disagree on what an MBA does or does not give you.

I will make one comment though that every time there is an asshole with an MBA doing something bad, that is usually blamed on his MBA.  The fact that the guy started out as an asshole, does not get nearly as much publicity.

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" Have you heard the one about the Mexican Fisherman?? " 
 
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

We'll just have to agree to disagree on what an MBA does or does not give you.

I will make one comment though that every time there is an asshole with an MBA doing something bad, that is usually blamed on his MBA.  The fact that the guy started out as an asshole, does not get nearly as much publicity.

ILya
 
Now that was well said... The degree just means your an educated 'asshole'.  But the 'asshole' was already there.
 
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Scooter............go back and read this thread again............Bucky
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duhhhh... i'm missing something...... lets see.. first the fisherman... then the ahole... then the masters degree... then the ahole with the masters degree....
 
OK.. all done....
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                                        Stare     what if I told you that Koshkin has an MBA........Whistling
 
 
 
                         
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OH, then Ed agreed with Koshin... Gotcha... ok, I was redundant... ok, I was redundant......Whacko
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

 
 
 
                                        Stare     what if I told you that Koshkin has an MBA........Whistling
 
 
 
                         
 
I agree with him wether he has a doctorate or his kindergarden certificate.  Loco
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

 
 
 
                                        Stare     what if I told you that Koshkin has an MBA........Whistling
 
 
 
                         

Not from Harvard, though.

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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

 
Oh,, now i get it... She lives with the Mexican fisherman!!  Why didn't you just say so.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

 
 
 
                                        Stare     what if I told you that Koshkin has an MBA........Whistling
 
 
 
                         

Not from Harvard, though.

ILya
 
I still agree with your statement.
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( .............we broke up................I was heartbroken..................ahhh..........de nada....) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by Ed Connelly - July/30/2009 at 21:50
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

( .............we broke up................I was heartbroken..................ahhh..........de nada....) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

" Have you heard the one about the Mexican Fisherman?? " 
 
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Having an MBA and being an MBA are two different things!  Not even a fine line!  It is very obvious that ILya has a technical background and is quite adept at dealing with the finite and theortical world of science.  A practicing MBA is adept at smoke and mirror creative finance, grand larceny and tax evation oh and of course suppressing the little guy (power monger)
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Having an MBA and being an MBA are two different things!  Not even a fine line!  It is very obvious that ILya has a technical background and is quite adept at dealing with the finite and theortical world of science.  A practicing MBA is adept at smoke and mirror creative finance, grand larceny and tax evation oh and of course suppressing the little guy (power monger)

I am a practicing MBA.  As for the rest of that insult (starting with "smoke and mirror"), for the sake of peace of the forum I will not comment.

Perhaps, it may be worth your while to look up what is taught at business schools these days.

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Bud, I'm not sure, but I think ILya just gave you a second opinion about your hoofinmouth disease.Roll on Floor Laughing
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