K6RCL at AOL.COM
Fri Jan 21 00:36:45 EST 2000
THOUGHT THIS WOULD GOOD FOR SOME DISCUSSION.
<< Subject: horsepower
> The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from onegeneration to
>the next, says that when you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best
>strategy is to dismount.
> However, in modern business, because of the heavy investment factors to
>be taken into consideration, often other strategies have to be tried
>with dead horses, including the following:
> 1. Buying a stronger whip.
> 2. Changing riders.
> 3. Threatening the horse with termination.
> 4. Appointing a committee to study the horses.
> 5. Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
> 6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
> 7. Appointing an intervention team to reanimate the dead horse.
> 8. Creating a training session to increase the rider's load share.
> 9. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
> 10. Change the form so that it reads: "This horse is not dead."
> 11. Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
> 12. Harness several dead horses together for increased speed.
> 13. Donate the dead horse to a recognized charity, thereby deducting
> its full original cost.
> 14. Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
> 15. Do a time management study to see if lighter riders would improve
> 16. Purchase an after-market product to make dead horses run faster.
> 17. Declare that a dead horse has lower overhead and therefore
> performs better.
> 18. Form a quality focus group to find profitable uses for dead horses.
> 19. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for horses.
> 20. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.
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