Dennis Jones K6RCL at AOL.COM
Fri Jan 21 00:36:45 EST 2000



<< 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

>       productivity.

> 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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