We take having fun seriously!
Business can be too serious sometimes, stress builds and often a business can consume a business owner's life. And yet it is important that everyone smiles - it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown!
So this page is dedicated to sharing things that have made us smile and hopefully will generate the same result for you.
Let us know if you have something you would also like to share, and if appropriate we will post it here.
Some "sacred cows" are not up for changeEvery business have "sacred cows" - practices that no matter what the circumstances cannot be changed. The "morning coffee break", the Friday afternoon drink session, or the tea lady.
This advertisement shows that for some companies there are sacred cows that just aren't on the menu when it comes to cost cutting.
Budlight Superbowl Ad
What are the 3 Must-Dos for job interviews?Find out what the Step Brothers (Will Ferrell and John C Rielly) in their job interviews.....
Step Brothers...Job Interviews
So what do market researchers do (or consultants or other professions)?A man was walking along a country road one day. Overhead there drifted a hot air balloon with a single occupant. The man in the balloon calls down to the man on the ground: ‘Excuse me sir, can you tell me where I am?'
After a moment of consideration the man on the ground replies: ‘You are in a balloon, 70 feet above the ground, drifting at four miles per hour, in a southeasterly direction.'
The man in the balloon then replied: ‘You must be a market researcher?'’
The man on the ground said: ‘Why, yes, how did you know?'
To which the man in the balloon answered: ‘Because, while everything you have told me is absolutely true, it is of no use to me and I am no better off than I was before.'
To this, the market researcher responded: ‘Then you must be a business manager. You were lost... didn't know where you were... and didn't know where you were going. You asked for my help and I gave it to you, and though you are still lost, now it is my fault.'
Great Monty Python SketchMonty Python always seem to generate a smile - and this sketch highlights some poor decisions made on marketing campaigns.
How company policy is started...This humorous story has done the rounds of many conferences and email lists, but unfortunately I have no idea who started it. The sad truth is there are hundreds of businesses that have company policies that probably originated from the same process.
"Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it.
Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the monkeys with cold water.
After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result; all the monkeys are sprayed with cold water.
Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it. Now, turn off the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs.
To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him.
After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted. Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.
Again, replace a third original monkey with a new one. The new one makes it to the stairs and is attacked as well.
Two of the four monkeys that beat him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs, or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
After replacing the fourth and fifth original monkeys, all the monkeys that have been sprayed with cold water have been replaced. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs.
Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been around here.
And that's how company policy begins ..."