The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican
village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.  Inside
the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna.  The American
complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long
it took to catch them.

  The Mexican replied only a little while.

The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more

  The Mexican said he had enough to support his family's immediate

  The American then asked, but what do you do with the rest of your

  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 and play guitar with my amigos, I have
a full and busy life, senor."

  The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you.  You
should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds, buy a bigger
boat with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several
boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of
selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the
processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the
product,  processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small
coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and
eventually NYC  where you will run your expanding enterprise."

  The Mexican fisherman asked, "But senor, how long will this all

  To which the American replied, "15-20 years."

  But what then, senor?

  The American laughed and said that's the best part.  When the time
is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the
public and become very rich, you would make millions.

  Millions, senor?  Then what?

  The American said, "Then you would retire.  Move to a small coastal
fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with
your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the
evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your

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