An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Put a shark in your tank…

Liked this story a lot.. specially in my current situation.. I really think this is very true. Will get back to normal writing soon..

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to Japan has not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went further than ever. The further the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring the fish. If the return trip took more time, the fish were not fresh. To solve this problem, fish companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go further and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish. And they did not like the taste of frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price. So, fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, they were tired, dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste. The fishing industry faced an impending crisis! But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan .

How did they manage? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put the fish in the tanks but with a small shark. The fish are challenged and hence are constantly on the move. The challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh!

Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull ? Basically in our lives, sharks are new challenges to keep us active. If you are steadily conquering challenges, you are happy. Your challenges keep you energized. Don’t create success and revel in it in a state of inertia. You have the resources, skills and abilities to make a difference. Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!

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4 Comments
  1. Arun says

    desh nice story
    have you read/heard about the book The Bonsai Manager – by Gopalakrishnan.
    I first read this story in that book.
    The book is a wonderful read and has many such anecdotes from animal kingdom and draws parallel to our corporate life.
    If you haven’t read it – give it a try definitely worth it and will give u some inspiration in the current scenario

  2. Arun says

    desh nice story
    have you read/heard about the book The Bonsai Manager – by Gopalakrishnan.
    I first read this story in that book.
    The book is a wonderful read and has many such anecdotes from animal kingdom and draws parallel to our corporate life.
    If you haven’t read it – give it a try definitely worth it and will give u some inspiration in the current scenario

  3. Desh says

    Thanks Arun! will surely look into the book…

  4. Desh says

    Thanks Arun! will surely look into the book…

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