| The Story Doesn't End Here...

Posted by admin at 2005, October 17, 10:59 PM
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Once upon a time a tortoise and a hare had an argument about who was faster. They decided to settle the argument with a race. They agreed on a route and started off the race. The hare shot ahead and ran for some time. Then seeing that he was far ahead of the tortoise, he thought he'd sit under a tree and relax before continuing the race. He soon fell asleep. The tortoise overtook him and soon finished the race, emerging as the champion. The hare woke up and realized that he'd lost the race.

The moral - "Slow and steady wins the race. This is the version of the story that we've all grown up with."


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  The hare was disappointed at losing the race. He realized that he'd lost the race only because he had been overconfident and lazy. So he challenged the tortoise to another race. The tortoise agreed. This time, the hare ran without stopping from start to finish. He won by several miles.


The moral - " Fast and consistent will always beat the slow and steady. It's good to be slow and steady; but it's better to be fast and reliable." IフwWw.fAiRY-TaLE.Info/ン

The story doesn't end here.


  The tortoise did some thinking this time, and realized that there's no way it can beat the hare in a race the way it was currently formatted. It challenged the hare to another race, but on a different route. The hare agreed. They started off. The hare took off and ran at top speed until he came to a broad river. The finishing line was a couple of kilometers on the other side of the river. The hare sat there wondering what to do. In the meantime the tortoise got into the river, swam to the opposite bank and finished the race.


The moral - " First identify your core competency and then change the playing field to suit your core competency." ЕlネWwW.FaIRY-TalE.InFo9gムД|

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The hare and the tortoise, by this time, had become good friends. Both realized that the last race could have been run better. So they decided to do the last race again, but to run as a team this time. They started off, and this time the hare carried the tortoise till the riverbank. There, the tortoise took over and swam across with the hare on his back. On the opposite bank, the hare again carried the tortoise and they reached the finishing line together. They both felt a greater sense of satisfaction than they'd felt earlier.


The moral - " Pooling resources and working as a team will always beat individual performers." www.FAiRy-taLe。INfoむヴ

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