Monthly Archives: January 2017





(especially in sport) the capacity to recover quickly from a setback.

“promotion-chasing sides need to show the requisite bouncebackability after defeat”

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Posted by on January 22, 2017 in Uncategorized


The 18th Camel

A father left 17 Camels as inheritance for his 3 Sons.When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will.

The Will of the Father stated the following : 
The Eldest Son should be given 1/2 of the 17 Camels,

The Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of the 17 Camels,

The Youngest Son should be given 1/9th of the 17 Camels.

As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the sons started to argue and fight with each other.

Seeing that they can’t come to an agreement, they decided to go to a wise man for advice.

The wise man listened patiently about the Will. The wise man, after giving some serious thought, brought 1 camel of his own & added it to the 17 camels. That increased the total number of camels to 18.

Now, he started reading out the deceased father’s will.
1/2 of 18 = 9.

So he gave 9 camels

to the eldest son.
1/3rd of 18 = 6.

So he gave 6 camels

to the middle son.

1/9th of 18 = 2.
So he gave 2 camels

to the youngest son.
Now add this up:

9 + 6 + 2 = 17

This leaves 1 camel,

which the wise man took back.
MORAL : The attitude of negotiation & problem solving is to find the 18th camel, that is the common ground. Once a person is able to find the common ground, the issue will be resolved. It is difficult at times but not impossible.
However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we won’t be able to reach any!

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Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

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