Friday, May 1, 2009

Recession - What It is ? ... Here is the Answer !!

What is recession?

This Story is about a man who once upon a time was selling "Wada-Pav"
by the roadside.
He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers.

He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio.

His eyes were weak, so he never watched television.

But enthusiastically, he sold lots of "Wada-pavs".

He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his
sales.
His sales and profit went up..

He ordered more a more raw material and buns and use to sale more.

He recruited few more supporting staff to serve more customers.

He started offering home deliveries. Eventually he got himself a
bigger and better stove.
As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from
College, joined his father.
Then something strange happened.

The son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is
coming our way?"
The father replied, "No, but tell me about it." The son said, "The
international situation is
terrible.

The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the
coming bad times."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the
papers, listened to the radio and
watched TV.

He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly.

So the next day onwards, the father cut down his raw material order
and buns, took down the colourful
signboard,

removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and
was no longer as enthusiastic.
He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs.

Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his "Wada-Pav"
stand.
And his sales started coming down rapidly, same is the profit.

The father said to his son, "Son, you were right".

"We are in the middle of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned
me ahead of time."
Moral of The Story: It's all in your MIND! And we actually FUEL this
recession much more than we
think we do!!!!!!!!!! !!

What can we take away from this story??

1. How many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment?

2. Choose your advisors carefully but use your own judgment

3. A person or an organization will survive forever, if they have the
5 Cs
* Character

* Commitment

* Conviction

* Courtesy

* Courage

The tragedy today is that there are many walking encyclopedias that
are living failures.
The More practical and appropriate views on this economic recession
is:
"This is the time to reunite together for any small or a big
organization,
this is the time to motivate and retain people which are the biggest
asset,
this is the time to show more commitments to the customers,

this is the time show values of our company to the world,

and this is the time to stand by our Nation".

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