Management lesson – Share critical information with stakeholder

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Tweet A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up  her shower when the doorbell rings. After a few seconds of arguing over which one should go and answer the doorbell, the wife gives up, … Continue reading

07. August 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Lateral Thinking – General Motors (Pontiac Division) and Vanilla Ice Cream

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Tweet A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors ‘This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact … Continue reading

23. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Lateral Thinking – Money lender and pebbles

money lender management lesson

Tweet Many years ago in a small village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The Moneylender , who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a … Continue reading

17. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Focusing on solutions and not problems

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Tweet Problem When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn’t work at zero gravity (ink won’t flow down to the writing surface). To solve this problem, it took them one decade and … Continue reading

16. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Insight into Decision Making

Tweet A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track. The train is coming, and you are … Continue reading

14. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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