• THE FISHERMAN AND THE BUSINESSMAN

    There’s a classic old story about a fisherman and a businessman.

    The businessman is on vacation, and hires the fisherman to take him out for a day. They have a lot of fun, and at the end of the day the business guy hands the fisherman some money.

    He says, “What are you going to do with the money?”
    The fisherman says, “I’m going to go and take a nap. Then I’m going to meet my friends at a little bar. We’ll drink wine and I’ll play the guitar and we’ll all sing songs. Then I’ll go home, make love to my wife, and sleep in tomorrow. Then I might get a late breakfast and go fishing for awhile.”
    The business guy says, “You know, you could charge a lot more than this. Guys like me could pay twice as much.”
    The fisherman says, “What would I do with the money?”
    The business guy says, “Well, you could buy a bigger boat.”
    Fisherman: “And then what?”
    Businessman: “Well, you could take twice as many people at a time. Then you could make even more money, and hire someone to help you.”
    Fisherman: “This sounds good. Then what?”
    Businessman: “Well, eventually, you could own two boats–maybe a whole fleet! You’d hire captains to run the boats for you, and make a killing!”
    Fisherman: “That sounds great! Then what?”
    Businessman: “Well, then you’d try to sell off the big company, or open franchises in other destinations. You’d be rich!”
    Fisherman: “Wow. What would I do then?”
    Businessman: “Well, you could retire to a little beach somewhere, drink wine and play your guitar all night, sleep late, and maybe do a little fishing…”

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