Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hare and tortoise

Hare and tortoise

Everyone knows the story of Hare & Tortoise, isn't it? But here is a Lesson for Survival

Here is the story of Hare and the Tortoise revisited In Today's Context

A hare and a tortoise live in Ahmedabad. They are good friends and like all good

friends, sometimes have a dig at each other. One day, in a light mood the

hare ridiculed the tortoise for his slow pace. The tortoise reacted by challenging the

hare for a race between Paldi to Navarangpura....and you all know what happens in

this story.....

Lesson Learnt "Slow and steady wins the race." However, the story does not end


The hare goes home and soon understands that complacency and overconfidence were

the reasons of his defeat. He vows not to repeat the mistake again.

He then invites the tortoise for another race. The tortoise agrees to his friend's request.

They meet at the appointed day and time at the starting point. The race starts. This

time the hare dashes off to the finishing line without taking a break and wins the race


Lesson Learnt "Fast and Quick Learner wins the race" & still the story does not end


The tortoise goes home and thinks hard. He was aware that the hare couldn't be

defeated in speed. He then ponders over his core competence. At last he finds a solution

and invites the hare to another race.

This time the course is changed. It is from Paldi to Airport. The hare agrees. At the

appointed day and time the two meet at the start line and the race begins. The hare

dashes off like a flash. Soon he arrives at the banks of river Sabarmati and

is overwhelmed by a sense of dejection as he did not know how to swim.

The tortoise comes to the bank, looks at the hare with sympathy and coolly gets into

the water. He swims to the other side goes to the airport and comes back.

Lesson Learnt "Core competence wins the race." Yet again the story extends to its


Both the friends decide it was enough of racing against each other. Why not think

hard and find a way by which they together could travel from Paldi to airport at the

minimum possible time. At the end of a brain storming session they come out with a

solution and decide to try it out the next morning.

At the appointed time they meet at the starting line. The tortoise sits on the back of the

hare. The hare dashes off form Paldi to the banks of Sabarmati. There the hare gets on

the back of the tortoise and the tortoise swiftly crosses the river. On reaching the other

side the tortoise again sits on the back of the hare. The hare runs as fast as he can to

the airport. Thus they both reach airport in the fastest possible time.

Lesson Learnt "Innovation, Smart Thinking and team work wins the race"

1 comment:

  1. I should just keep my mouth shut, and relish the beauty of the story... May I copy it to my own blog???

    Hat's off!!!

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