BK Magazine Business Fables
Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
"Poor foolish old fellow," thought the affluent young man as he saw an old man fishing in a puddle outside a pub. He decides to invite the old man in for a drink and humor him. As they are sipping their whiskies inside, the young man asks him, "So, how many have you caught today?"
The old man throws back his whiskey and responds, "You're the eighth."
Moral of the Story: Don't assume to know what someone's ultimate goal is based purely on observation.