Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Paradigm shift” - An Old Story

A Group of Scientist placed 5 monkeys in a cage and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on the top.

Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with the cold water.

After a while, every time a monkey went up a ladder, the others beat up the one on the ladder.

After some time, no monkeys dare to go up the ladder regardless the temptation.

Scientists then decided to substitute one of the monkeys. The 1st thing this monkey did was to go up the ladder.

Immediately the other monkeys beat him up.

After several beatings, the new member learned not to climb up the ladder even though never know why.

The 2nd monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The 1st monkey participate in beating for the second monkey. Same way all the monkeys were replaced.

What was left was a group of 5 monkeys that even though never received a cold water shower, continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb up the ladder.

If it was possible to ask the monkeys why would beat up all those who attempted to go up the ladder ....i bet you the answer would be.....

" I do not know - that's how the things are done around here"

Does this sound familiar .....

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