Horses

How to ride a dead horse

From an email recently sent to me:

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.” However, in government, education, and in corporate America, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

  1. Buying a stronger whip.
  2. Changing riders.
  3. Appointing a committee to study the dead horse.
  4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
  5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
  6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
  7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
  8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
  9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse’s performance.
  10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s performance.
  11. Declaring that as the dead horse – does not have to be fed, – it is less costly, – carries lower overhead and – therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
  12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses. And of course the favorite…. and most prevalent…
  13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position

Ryan Forrester

Ryan Forrester is a 15+ year marketing veteran and marketing contributor to several websites and blogs. He is currently the Senior Business Development Manager for a vacation marketing company based in Orlando, Florida USA Ryan's professional experience is primarily in Growth Hacking, SEM/SEO, Social Media Marketing, Conversion Optimization, Affiliate Marketing. A Tennis, Soccer and Drone enthusiast he is married to Devie and has two beautiful daughters. ENTJ.

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