Business is business


The nature of the world is to find fault with everybody. You have to bear these comments and you have to sail smooth against the rough waves.

Be it a manager, or a CEO, or a club president, nobody could satisfy all.

If he begins on time > He is a tyrant

If he waits for late-comers > He is too tolerant

If he requires constant attention > He is a despot

If he does not care > He makes himself foolish

If he assumes the spokesman’ role > He becomes a bore

If he yields > He becomes unnecessary

If he calls for silence > it is an abuse of power

If he permits disorder > He falls in authority

If he is firm > He takes himself too seriously

If he is good-natured > He does not maintain his rank

If he expounds his own ideas > People are perforce against him

If he asks for a choice > He is irresolute

If he is dynamic > He is worked up

If he remains cautious > He is inefficient

If he does everything on his own > He is conceited

If he delegates > He is lazy

If he is attentive to the ladies > He is obsequious

If he is not > He is a snob!!!

I.P.Guillon, Rotary Club of Marmande, France has written the above under the caption The Club President in French.. This has been translated in English by Wallace Flint, Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, U.S.A The Rotary Club magazine ‘The Rotarian’ has published it in its July 1982 issue.
Well, let us formulate and plan our own good principles and action plan to achieve our goal.

What is business? There is an internet joke as to how one should win the game of business.

Father: I want you to marry a girl of my choice

Son : I will choose my own bride

Father: But the girl is Bill Gates’ daughter

Son : Well in that case…. OK

Next father approaches Bill Gates.

Father: I have a husband for your daughter

Bill Gates : But my daughter is too young to marry!

Father: But this young man is a vice – president of World Bank

Bill Gates: Ah! In that case… Ok

Finally father goes to see the president of the World Bank.

Father : I have a young man to be recommended as a vice-president

President : But I already have more vice-presidents than I need!

Father : But this young man is Bill Gates’s son-in-law.

President : Ah! In that case… OK

This is how good business is done.

Manipulate intelligently supply and demand and win the game without harming anybody but to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Keep the secret in your heart and start playing.


S. Nagarajan

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