Category: Story-Tail

Wealth of wisdom

How to tell a story


Have you ever spoken to someone, where you shared something interesting and they still lost interest – or you did! Have you ever wondered why some people are better than others when it comes to communication, influence and building trust/faith? One of the major… Continue Reading “How to tell a story”

Why fairy tales don’t inspire anymore!


Who does not like a little story? A good plot, some identifiable characters, a little background, a convincing story-teller sprinkled with some emotions  Little Red Ridinhood didn’t listen to her mother. Jasmine was in a live in relationship with Alladin. Snow White alone lived wid 7… Continue Reading “Why fairy tales don’t inspire anymore!”

Story Time: How Buddha learnt a lesson?


Gautam buddha was sitting underneath a banayan tree, meditating.On the other side of the tree two local musicians met and were discussing their work. One of them wanted to learn the ‘ektara’, to increase his expertise. The other musician, to express his expertise, started… Continue Reading “Story Time: How Buddha learnt a lesson?”

The other side of business – The True Story of Ratan Tata


‘It is futile to mix business with emotions!’ A well established fact that fuels lay-offs, inhuman sell-off’s, stone hearted acquisitions and the ever diminishing regard for people in businesses driven by people. There is story that presents the other side of this picture. To… Continue Reading “The other side of business – The True Story of Ratan Tata”

Story Time – The Right is Wrong


A physics professor was about to give a student a zero for his answer to a physics question, while the student claimed a perfect score. Who was right? The instructor and the student agreed to an impartial arbiter (The Judge) , and a learned… Continue Reading “Story Time – The Right is Wrong”

Story-time: No Try No Foul


This is a real incident. Houdini was a master magician as well as a fabulous locksmith. He boasted that he could escape from any jail cell in the world in less than an hour, provided he could go into the cell dressed in his… Continue Reading “Story-time: No Try No Foul”

How badly do you want to grow?


This is an old Greek fable about a scholar who went to Socrates. He travelled the length of the world and learned about all the wisdom available, his name was Cicero and he went to Socrates in an attempt to learn what no one… Continue Reading “How badly do you want to grow?”

Let others speak first!


A sales rep, an administration clerk and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke. The Genie says, “I usually only grant three wishes, so I’ll… Continue Reading “Let others speak first!”

Find your own story


Read this story slowly, preferably while you are alone. ‘A man was once walking alone down a road that looked never-ending. He was walking to forget about the pain his heart-break had caused. All that love looked relentlessly over-rated. He felt for his loss… Continue Reading “Find your own story”

Story Time: The Fisherman & the Consultant


A management consultant, on holiday by the beach in Thiruvananthapuram, watched a little fishing boat dock at the shore. As usual he started calculating the ‘pro’s and con’s of the visible outcome’. Noting the quality of the fish, the consultant finally  asked the fisherman… Continue Reading “Story Time: The Fisherman & the Consultant”

When Elephants Fall ! Failures to learn from.


Who does not fail? Either one who is out-worldly talented or one who is insanely lucky. Surprisingly, most people who the world swears by today have had their share of failures. Each one of their autobiographies will tell you how miserable their life was… Continue Reading “When Elephants Fall ! Failures to learn from.”

Story Time: What determines the strength of a wheel?


An ancient Chinese story, retold by Phil Jackson, coach of the phenomenally successful Chicago Bulls basketball team, makes this point rather more emphatically. In the 3rd century BC, the Chinese emperor Liu Bang celebrated his consolidation of China with a banquet, where he sat… Continue Reading “Story Time: What determines the strength of a wheel?”

Story Time: Why not should you judge?


A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On… Continue Reading “Story Time: Why not should you judge?”

Story Time: The Hare & The Tortoise – A new management approach


Part 1 Long time ago, there was a tortoise and a hare who had an argument about who the faster runner was. They finally decided to take on one another on a race. As the race started, the hare sprinted ahead briskly for some… Continue Reading “Story Time: The Hare & The Tortoise – A new management approach”

Story Time: The Sheep & The Consultant


A shepherd was tending his flock in a field, when a new sports car screeched to a stop on the road nearby in a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in expensive designer clothes and sunglasses, leans out of the window and… Continue Reading “Story Time: The Sheep & The Consultant”

Story Time: My dream or your dream ?


This is a true story. Some years ago the following exchange was broadcast on an Open University sociology TV programme. An interviewer was talking to a female production-line worker in a biscuit factory. The dialogue went like this: Interviewer: How long have you worked… Continue Reading “Story Time: My dream or your dream ?”

Story Time: Stress & A Glass of Water


This short and amusing illustration of how to manage stress really hits home for me. There’s nothing like a good story to help us get the point, so check out the Glass of Water theory of stress management here: A lecturer, when explaining stress… Continue Reading “Story Time: Stress & A Glass of Water”

Story Time: Logic of the chicken


This is allegedly a true story. Engineers at a major aerospace company were instructed to test the effects of bird-strikes (notably geese) on the windshields of airliners and military jets. To simulate the effect of a goose colliding with an aircraft travelling at high… Continue Reading “Story Time: Logic of the chicken”

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