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Fishing, the Harvard way...

post #1 of 7
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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."

"Ok, ..... and what would I do with the money?" asked the Mexican.

"With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat. 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 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! From there you can direct your huge enterprise."

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

"20, perhaps 25 years," replied the American.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? 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?"

"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, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends!"
post #2 of 7
Fox, you win the "Fish Wrap Smell Test!
post #3 of 7
That fisherman is a Mexican version of a ski bum.
post #4 of 7
that fisherman is a genius.

somehow he reminds me of Iraq. or about a hundred other countries (with their own native peoples) that the USA's corporatocracy has tried to "help" with "diplomacy."

c'mon, World...

be our SERFS! :
post #5 of 7
Not much has changed has it Gonz? If you keep the populace fat and occupied (sh-t tv shows) they don't realize they are serfs.
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Originally Posted by Lucky
Not much has changed has it Gonz? If you keep the populace fat and occupied (sh-t tv shows) they don't realize they are serfs.
but at least they can watch the goobers on "Survivor" and say,

"dang I wouldn't eat those bugs"

but you know what?

the fish like insects just fine. the fisherman knows he doesn't have to eat the bugs because the fish will.

and he doesn't need a TV because reality happens right outside his body.
post #7 of 7
Thank you. Great story and a wonderful way to live life.
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