Business stories to grow on – Post Bulletin

Business lessons come from many sources. I especially love stories that feature animals—perhaps because they remove the politics and focus on the practical.

Here are a few of my favorite stories, along with lessons we can learn:

no bull: Legend has it that once a tiger ate a bull. The tiger was so satisfied with his feast that he cried. A big game hunter heard the cry, followed the tiger and shot the tiger dead.

Moral: Shut your mouth when you’re full of meat.

Be trustworthy: A farmer plowed together with a cow and a mule. One day the bull said to the mule: Let’s play sick today and calm him down.

But the mule said: No, we have to do our work.

The beef was playing sick anyway. The farmer brought fresh grass and corn and tried to make it comfortable.

When the mule came out of the house, the bull asked him how he went. “We didn’t do as much, but we did well,” Mule said.

Then the bull asked: What did the farmer say about me?

“Nothing,” replied the mule.

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The bull played sick again the next day. He asked the mule about the day’s progress.

“All right,” said the mule, “but we didn’t do much.”

“Well,” continued the bull, “what did the farmer say about me?”

“I don’t mind,” replied the mule, “but he had a long talk with the butcher.”

Moral: If you quit your job, expect to be fired.

Practice makes a man: Bringing a giraffe into the world is a tall order. The first child falls six feet and usually lands on its back. The mother lowers her head, takes a quick look, and then delivers the newborn’s first lesson. She places herself on top of her newborn baby and cradles her baby in such a way that the head extends over the legs. This process is repeated until the child stands for the first time.

In the wild, the giraffe must climb up quickly to stay with the herd, where there is safety. Lions, hyenas, tigers and wild hunting dogs all enjoy eating young giraffes, and if the mother had not taught her calf to stop early, they would have licked their lips.

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Moral: The future belongs to those who are ready for it.

Competition makes you better: In Africa, the gazelle wakes up every morning and knows that it must eat the fastest lion, or it will. And every morning, a lion wakes up and knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. So, whether you are a gazelle or a lion, every morning you wake up, you better start running.

Moral: If you can’t win, make the person before you break the record.

Constructive criticism should make people: Major League Baseball umpire Bill Guthrie shared the spot behind the plate with the visiting team’s catcher who objected to multiple ball and strike calls.

In the fourth inning, when Hacking started again, Guthrie stopped him. “Son, you’ve been helping me a lot with hitting the balls and the shots, and I appreciate it, but I think I’m getting the hang of it now, so I’m going to ask. You clubhouse,” he told Ketch. You go and show them how to take a shower.”

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Moral: The purpose of criticism is to leave the person better than before.

Everyone is important: A professor asked the pope. The questions were easy, until the end: “What is the first name of the person who cleans the school?” The disciples had seen the man of purity, but how would they know the name of the guard?

Students should leave the last question blank. A student asked if this question counted in the quiz class.

“Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your career, you’re going to meet a lot of people. All are remarkable. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say ‘hi’.”

Moral: Take time to meet people who care about you.

McKay’s moral: Business and life lessons aren’t always taught in school.

Harvey McKay is the New York Times best-selling author of “Swim With Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.” He can be reached

www.harveymackay.com

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or by writing to him at McKay Mitchell Envelope Company, 2100 Elm St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.



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