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Different mentalities

pierre_pierre
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Different mentalities

A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman below.
He descended further and shouted to the lady "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour
ago, but I don't know where I am "The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, hovering
approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
You must be in IT," said the balloonist. "Actually I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you have told me is
technically correct but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I'm still lost.
Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."
The woman below responded, "You must be in Management."
"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"
"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're
going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air.
You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect
people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly
the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my
fault..."
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Re: Different mentalities

how very, very true.
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Re: Different mentalities

Brings to mind the old adage; "be careful who you (voluntary censor) on on your way up, you might just meet them again on your way down"
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Different mentalities

I read a very similar story here http://www.agilent.com/metrology/fun_mgr-or-engr.shtml  ; Grin
John
For those interested Agilent was the original HP before they got into computing (they manufactured measuring equipment)  A few years ago they split the business and the computer wing kept the HP title, and the measurement business became AGilent. (history lesson over)  Roll eyes
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Re: Different mentalities

and don't forget optic fibre development with BT.