Business Parables

The Dream

One of the authors has a recurring dream, which he describes like this: In my dream I am a dog who lives with a wonderful family in a snug little bungalow somewhere in the Midwest. My favorite place to nap is the screened-in back porch facing a lush, green yard chock full of trees. In […]

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The Parable of the Fastest Horse

Once upon a time, there was a council of nomadic tribes.  They were very proud of their horsemanship skills.   The council’s chief, who was very wealthy, wanted to create excitement within the council and decided to hold a contest to find and honor the fastest horse among all the tribes.  Being very wealthy, the chief […]

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The Tale of the Mice and the Duplex

Once upon a time, there were two homes.  They were identical in almost every way.  Each was part of a two-story duplex.  Each had three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a living room, an eat-in kitchen, central air and a cat.  The cat in 105 was named Hildegard.  The cat in 107 was called […]

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The parable of the farmer

Once upon a time, there was a farmer who wanted to run a profitable farm. But farms can be complicated and he didn’t like to hire help or ask the county agent for advice.  “Nobody knows this farm like I do,” he thought. One day, he traveled to town and overheard a merchant who was […]

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The Parable of the Trolls and the Bridge

Once upon a time, a group of trolls looked across a wide bay.  On the other side there was a wonderful pasture.  It offered more land so each troll could have his own farm.  It also had tall forests with which to build new homes and fresh pastures for their herds.  It was a troll […]

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Parable of the greatness that never was

Once upon a time, there were 3 men of vision and curiosity: an astronomer, an explorer and a sailor. Each seeking new horizons and hoping to become famous.  Each sought to reach new heights. Each wanted to make contributions that would provide new foundations, new discoveries and new truths that would move civilization forward. Seeking […]

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