Thursday, October 11, 2007

A small story

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it.
His salary was really good and so were the working conditions.
For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to fell the tress.

The first day, the woodcutter brought 15 trees.

"Congratulations" the boss said. "carry on with your work".

Highly motivated by the words of this boss, the woodcutter tried harder and next day, but he only could bring 10 trees.

The third day he tried even harder, but he was only able to bring 7 trees.

Day after day he was bringing less and less trees.

"I must be losing my strength", the woodcutter thought.

He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he could not understand what was going on.

" When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked.

"Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been busy trying to cut trees.."

Most of us never update our skills. we thing that whatever we have learned is very much enough. But tood is not good when better is expected.
sharpening our skills form the time to time is the key to success.

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One Funny Story

A man is flying in a hot air balloon and realizes he is lost.
He reduces height and spots a man down below.
He lowers the balloon further and shouts, 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised my friend I would meet him halfan hour ago, but I don't know where I am.'

The man below says, 'Yes. You are in a hot air balloon,hovering approximately 30 feet above this field.You are between 40 and 42 degrees North latitude, and between 58 and 60 degrees West longitude.'

'You must be a programmer,' says the balloonist.

'I am,' replies the man. 'How did you know?'

'Well,' says the balloonist, 'everything you have told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost.'

The man below says, 'You must be a project manager

'I am,' replies the balloonist, 'but how did you know?'

'Well,' says the man, 'you don't know where you are, or where you are going.
You have made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your