look at the bigger picture to solve problems

There once was a farmer who grew exceptional corn.  Each year the Corn Growers Association honoured him with first prize for the highest quality corn. A local newspaper reporter interviewed him on the secret of him success.  Whilst keeping a little of the information under his wide brimmed hat, the farmer volunteered the fact thatContinue reading “look at the bigger picture to solve problems”

different approaches to same problem

One day, the Churchill couple walked through a well heeled neighbourhood in London.People greeted and exchanged words with the Prime Minister. A street sweeper greeted Mrs. Churchill in particular, and the two stayed aside for a while engaged in a friendly conversation. Churchill then asked his wife what she had had to discuss with aContinue reading “different approaches to same problem”

Look at problems from all sides

A father’s attempt to work from home was being constantly hampered by interruptions from his pre-school age daughter who wanted him to play with her.  In desperation he created a homemade jigsaw by ripping out a printed map of the world from a magazine and tearing it into tiny pieces.  He sent her off toContinue reading “Look at problems from all sides”

find the weakest points to be strong

The Great Wall of China was originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the third century B.C. as a means of protecting his people from incursions from the barbaric hordes that swept down from the North.  Made mostly of earth and stone, the wall stretched from the China Sea port of Shanhaiguan over 3,000Continue reading “find the weakest points to be strong”