A little cooperation goes a long way

I like this story I read on LinkedIn. 

"A father left 17 ducks as asset for his Three Sons. When the Father passed away, his sons opened up the will.

The Will of the Father stated that the Eldest son should get Half of 17 ducks, The Middle Son should be given 1/3rd of 17 ducks, Youngest Son should be given 1/9th of the 17 ducks. 

As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the sons started to fight with each other. So, they decided to go to a wise man who lives in a cave. 

The wise man listened patiently about the Will. The wise man, after giving this thought, brought one duck of his own & added the same to 17. That increased the total to 18 ducks. 

Now, he started reading the deceased father’s will. Half of 18 = 9. So he gave 9 ducks to the eldest son. 1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave 6 ducks to the middle son. 1/9th of 18 = 2. 

So he gave 2 ducks to the youngest son. Now add this up : 9 + 6 + 2 = 17 & This leaves 1 duck which the wise man took back.

MORAL : The attitude of negotiation & problem solving is to find the 18th duck i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the common ground, the issue is resolved. 

It is difficult at times. 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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Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Lighthouse Park – My Instagram Picture is featured

I took this picture on Monday February 20, 2017. It was Presidents Day. It was a warm enough day to drive to Lighthouse Park in New Haven, Connecticut.

My fiance and I have a friendly competition on getting our pictures featured by Instagram User newhavenista. This made my night.



All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
http://alzibluk.com/

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Marshalls over Nordstrom any day

Nordstrom has made news lately.  Some people are boycotting it.  Truthfully it is too rich for my blood.  I do my clothes shopping at Marshalls and Goodwill.  I read the blog post below which makes me want to go back sooner than I need to.

Original Blog Post at http://www.alz.org/marshalls.asp

Marshalls, one of the nation’s leading off-price retailers, joins the Association for the fifth consecutive year in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Shoppers who visit Marshalls stores nationwide from March 5 – 18 have the opportunity to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association at checkout.

The Association appreciates the continued support from Marshalls. The campaign is part of a larger commitment by the organization which has raised awareness and funds to support our vision for a world without Alzheimer's Disease® since 2011.

*From March 5 to March 18, 2017, 100% of donations made at checkout will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alan
Alan Zibluk
http://www.alzheimers-united.net/

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member