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American businessman was at a pier in a small coastalMexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow-fintuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality ofhis fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied only a little while. The American then asked why didnt he stay out longer andcatch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his familysimmediate needs. The American then asked the Mexican how he spent the rest ofhis 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 andplay guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life,senor." The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could helpyou. You should spend more time fis hing and, with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from thebigger boat, you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling yourcatch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You wouldcontrol the product, processing and distribution. "You would need to leave this small coastal fishing villageand move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where youwill run your expanding enterprise." The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will thisall take?" To which the American replied, "15-20 years." "But what then, senor?" asked the Mexican. The American laughed, and said, "Thats the best part! Whenthe time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public. Youll become very rich, youwould make millions!" "Millions, senor?" replied t he Mexican. "Then what?" The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a smallcoastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish alittle, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife,stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sipwine and play your guitar with your amigos."

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