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Management


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Date: November 24 2009

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be in Information Technology," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman, "how did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is probably technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is, I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

The woman below responded, "You must be in Management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."





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  • Sylvia Chandler That is hysterical. I am taking an IT class and this sums up an entire semester of how IT and Management view each other.
    02/10/2012
  • Ayman Emam hilarious...I will laugh inside everytime I see my boss and IT Director in a meeting. They never fail to do this every time. Good one.
    03/08/2012
  • Dennis Pritler Beketan oppss.... hahahahaha
    04/30/2012
  • Tofael Ahmed That's a good one....Thanks
    10/17/2012

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