Business Parables

The Fable of the Pig and the Fox

Once upon a time, there were two friends, a pig and a fox.  Each day they took a walk through the woods.  Each day they saw animals scurrying to find and save food.  One day the fox said, “You know, I bet these animals would appreciate a place where they could go and buy food, […]

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The Parable of the Tree Parrots

Once upon a time, there were two parrots, Jack and Polly. Recent graduates of Minnesota A&M (aviation and migratory) University, with BA’s in bus-nest management, they were anxious to go to work. They soon found it hard to find companies willing to hire parrots.  They were quickly labeled as “feature-brained,” or “flighty.”  But the truth […]

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The Tale of the Consultant and the Cannibals

Once upon a time, a consultant was exploring the backwoods of a tropical island.  He soon became lost, exhausted and fell into a deep sleep.  When he awoke, he found that he was immersed in a large pot filled with water.  He also noticed natives were busy filling the pot with vegetables and herbs.   Given […]

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The Parable of the Kings

Once upon a time, there were three kings:  Harold the Great, Frederick the Pensive and William the Cautious.  One winter, they met at the annual king conference in San Juan. They arrived, tired from their trip. They went to their respective rooms at the Camelot 8 Resort to get settled and rest for a bit […]

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The Legend of the Thwadisaurus

Once upon a time, millions of years ago, during the Sixsigmastean era, there were many species of animals.  Each species had to rely on using its natural instincts to survive and grow. Some of these creatures were brave and explored new territories for grazing and protection.  Others were quick and nimble with keen eyesight and […]

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The Parable of the Wizard and the Butterfly

Once upon a time, following a workshop on stress reduction, a wizard and four of his top pupils went for a walk in the enchanted woods.  A fifth student, whom the others felt was an outsider, followed at a distance.  The woods were a magical experience, filled with beauty and many animals. As they walked, […]

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