The Mexican Fisherman

The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican
village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.  Inside the
small boat were several large yellowfin tuna.  The American complimented
the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch
them. The Mexican replied,"only a little while."  The American then asked
why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had
enough to support his family's immediate needs.  The American then asked,
but what do you do with the rest of your time?

The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my
children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each
evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full
and busy life, senor."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you.  You should
spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. 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 a
middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening
your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and
distribution.  You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village
and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC  here you will run
your expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all take?"
To which the American replied, "15-20 years."

"But what then, senor?"

The American laughed and said "That's the best part.  When the time is
right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public
and become very rich, you would make millions."

"Millions, senor?  Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire.  Move to a small coastal
fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your
kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings
where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

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