This story is about a man who once upon a time was selling Hotdogs by the roadside. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio.
His eyes were weak, so he never watched television. But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs. He was smart enough to offer some attractive schemes to increase his sales.
His sales and profit went up. He ordered more a more raw material and buns and sold more. He recruited more supporting staff to serve more customers. He started offering home deliveries.
Eventually he got himself a bigger and better stove. As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father.
Then something strange happened. The son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?" The father replied, "No, but tell me about it." The son said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic situation is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad times."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, listened to the radio and watched TV. He ought to know and his advice should not be taken lightly.
So the next day onwards, the father cut down the his raw material order and buns, took down the colourful signboard, removed all the special schemes he was offering to the customers and was no longer as enthusiastic. He reduced his staff strength by giving layoffs.
Very soon, fewer and fewer people bothered to stop at his Hotdog stand. And his sales started coming down rapidly and so did the profit.
The father said to his son, "Son, you were right”. “We are in the middle of a recession and crisis. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."
Moral of the Story:It’s all in your MIND ! And we actually FUEL this recession much more than we think. From Germany, Frankfurt Am Main
Very much right.
And i too feel, there is an over emphasis on recession by media which unnecessarily create fear in the minds of ordinary business men. And its not really recession but the fear of it actually make us vulnerable.
u hv given a completely new picture of recession...i think v shud c n take only wht is necessary n not over haul urself with unnecessary tensions...
selecting the right news is very much necessaru during des recession times...
From India, Mumbai
Impressive posting, this is the true understanding to this recession.. its all in our mind. Today we think of economic recessions in world but, its all in our attitude to look to the problem. Thanks :)
From India, Mumbai
This story is an eye opener for most of us. Thanks . How simply the phenomena is explained in the sweet story.
HATS OFF to Cite HR Team for bringing good ideas and sharing amongst us.
From India, Delhi
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