Saturday, August 15, 2009

Business Trick

Theo Paphitis, an entrepreneur well known for turning failing companies into highly successful and profitable businesses, has a motto: 'There are three reasons to be in business. To make money, to have fun and to make money.' And here are some examples of the fun reason. (Funny Business)

Business Trick
A grocer puts up a sign that reads "eggplants, 25 cent each - three for a dollar."
All day long, costumers come in exclaiming,"Don't be ridiculous! I should get four for a dollar!"
Every time, quietly the grocer concedes and packages four eggplants. The tailor next door has been watching these antics and finally asks the grocer, 'Aren't you going to fix the mistake on your sign?'
"What mistake?" the grocer asks.
'Before I put up that sign no one ever bought more than eggplant.'