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What assumptions are you making?

Stavros and Andreas were out walking in the hills when they came upon an old mine shaft.  “How deep do you think it is?” asked Stavros. “I don´t know,” answered the other.  “Let´s drop a stone in and listen for it to hit the bottom.  They did so and waited, but the… More

Would you like that in writing?

A couple had been arguing and arrived at the point where they were giving each other the “silent treatment”. Later that evening, the man remembered that he needed to be up by 5:00 a.m. for an early morning business flight.  His wife was a relatively light sleeper, and in the past he had relied … More

Desperately searching for an accountant

A business owner told her friend that she was desperately searching for an accountant to help explain a £100,000 “hole” in her accounts. Her friend replied, “What, again?  Didn’t your company hire an accountant just a short while ago?” The owner replied, “Yes.  That&#8… More

The mathematics of wealth

An economics professor was accustomed to meeting a variety of strong views amongst his students.  However, this year he was surprised to find that the whole class was of one mind.  If all wealth were shared equally, they had concluded, no-one would be poor and no-one would be rich, and the world w… More

Three envelopes

A new manager spent a week at her office, working alongside the man she was due to replace.  On his last day, the departing manager told her, “I will do for you what my predecessor did for me.  I have left three numbered envelopes in your desk drawer.  Each one contains a fool-proof three-w… More

Determined slow payer

A customer sent an order to a supplier for a large quantity of goods costing several thousands of pounds. The supplier’s credit line manager noticed that the previous bill hadn’t been paid, so he left a voice-mail for the customer saying “We cannot ship your new order until you pay… More

Do you always know the difference between cause and effect?

Indians living in a federal reservation asked their Chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or not. Not really knowing the answer, the Chief replied that the winter could be cold, and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared. Being a conscientious leader, the Chief … More

Always make sure you understand the intention…

A young executive was leaving the office late one evening when he found the Managing Director standing in front of the shredder, with what was clearly a legal document in his hand. “Listen,” said the MD “This is a very sensitive and important matter, and my secretary has gone for t… More

At the auction…

Proceedings at the auction were momentarily halted when the auctioneer announced, “I have just been advised that someone in the room has lost his wallet containing a significant amount of cash, various credit cards, driving licence, and other items.  He is offering a reward of £500 for its immed… More

This little smartphone…

“Used properly,” said the salesperson, “this little smartphone will do half your job for you!” The businessman considered for a moment, and then made his decision.  “Fine,” he said, “I’ll take two.” … More

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