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Part I of story penned by me
SAGA of OPPORTUNITIES
This piece of writing is purely original and is a figment of my imagination and it has no connection with any dead, alive, past, present entity but it does reflect and provides an insight into a JARGON or a BUZZ WORD ‘Outsourcing’ and the tone of this write up is well, you can check it out for yourself. A bit dry, a bit wet, a bit harsh but overall I look forward to your feedback.
Once upon a time there was a King who happened to visit a land of dreams and opportunities. The King found resources which were untapped and felt that he should do something to make this land help people to cherish, nurture and make their respective dreams come true. So here goes the saga of this King, his dreams, his aspirations to create an unknown land into a land of opportunities.
He prayed to God and said ‘I am alone; I have traveled seven seas to this land by sheer hard work and with the help of many others who wished me to identify one piece of land which will change the lives of many. Now, I am tired and exhausted and can only think'
And I just cannot work any longer to make this dream come true.’
God came in his dream and informed him that ‘the solution lies in utilizing all resources to best of their capabilities by understanding their strengths and weaknesses, leveraging Their strengths and minimizing their weaknesses’
'Each successful endeavor is only because of knowing your weaknesses and
Constraints; accepting them and overcoming them by acquiring knowledge or getting help from others to overcome them'
'If it succeeds you win, if it doesn’t succeed you should not loose heart as it was anyway your weakness which you were trying to eliminate, so keep trying till you succeed'
The King woke up with a smile on his face and looked around, and found people relaxed and easy- going and asked them ‘Why do you look so happy and don’t you work’?
The local leader informed ‘We are self – sufficient but we also take help of others to make ourselves self-sufficient.
The King probed further and said ‘Please acquaint me with your culture as I really wish to learn from you folks to enrich my knowledge and experience and share the same with my subjects.
The leader laughed back and said ‘You will discover yourself, about how we function once you stay with us for a while and what would you give us back in return?’
The King pondered for a while and said ‘I can give you my people and my resources to be utilized effectively so as to create wealth for all’.
The leader and his friends began laughing and said ‘Your culture is different, your language is different, and hence how is it possible?’
The King smiled back and said ‘Utilize me effectively and see the results’.
The leader looked towards his folks and said ‘Fine, let me lead you to our King; but what ill I get in return?’ and the King smiled back and said ‘I will make you richer than what you are today’. The leader asked ‘Why?’ and the King said ‘Each person who contributes towards my kingdom’s prosperity needs to be compensated for his efforts’.
The leader helped this king to establish a rapport with his own king and soon both the kings were engaged in conversations trying to understand each others’ strengths and weaknesses.
The kings had an argument over admitting weaknesses and rather then treating it as weakness they coined it as LEVERAGING each other’s strengths.