I like this thinking
By: Dan Miller

The sultan of Persia had sentenced two men to
death. One of them, knowing how much the sultan
loved his stallion, offered to teach the horse to fly
within a year in return for his life. The sultan,
fancying himself as the rider of the only flying horse
in the world, agreed.

The other prisoner looked at his friend in disbelief.
"You know horses don't fly. What made you come
up with a crazy idea like that? You're only
postponing the inevitable." "Not so,"
said the
first prisoner. "I have actually given myself four
chances for freedom. First, the sultan might die
during the year. Second, I might die. Third, the
horse might die. And fourth -- I might teach the
to fly."
Source: The Craft of Power, R.G.H. Siu,

Wow - I like this guy's thinking. Rather than giving in
to victim mentality, with one creative suggestion, he
creates four possible outcomes other than just being
put to death.

Ready to put legs on your creative idea?


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