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The Mexican Fisherman

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An American investment banker on vacation in Mexico was trying to make a local fisherman understand that if he fished longer every day he could make more money.

“Ah,” the fisherman said, “but if I do that I can’t sleep late, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, and stroll into the village every night and sip wine and play the guitar with my friends.”

With that, the American scoffed. “I am a Harvard MBA and I could helpyou. You should spend more time fishing, and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat, and then with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to the middleman, you could sell directly to the processor, and eventuallyopen your own cannery. You would control the product, the processing, and the distribution. Of course, your would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then to Los Angeles and eventually to New York City, where you would run your expanding enterprise.”

“But how long will all this take?” asked the fisherman. The American replied; “Fifteen to twenty years.”

“But what then?” asked the fisherman. The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right you could sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You could make millions!”

“Millions?” cried the fisherman. “Then what?”

The American answered. “Then you could retire. You could move to a small coastal fishing village where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, and stroll into the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your friends.”

El Pescador Mexicano

Un inversionista estadounidence pasando unas vacaciones por Mexico trataba de convencer a un pescador local mexicano que si invirtiera mas horas diarias en la pesca podria hacer mucho dinero.

"Ay", le dijo el pescador, "pero si hago eso yo no podria dormir hasta tarde, jugar con mis hijos, tomarme una siesta con mi esposa, caminar al pueblo todas las noches, tomar vino y tocar guitara con mis amigos."

El Americano se burlo diciendo: "Mire, Yo tengo un Master en Administracion de Empresas de Harvard y yo le puedo ayudar mucho a usted. Usted debria de pasar mas horas pescando, y ganando mas dinero y con