Once upon a time there was a shepherd looking after his sheep on the
edge of a desert road. Suddenly a brand new Jeep Cherokee screeches to a
halt next to him. The driver a young, a man dressed in a Brioni suit,
Ceruti shoes, Ray-Ban sunglasses and a YSL tie, gets out and asks the
shepherd, "If I guess how many sheep you have, would you give me one of
The shepherd looks at the young man, then looks at the sheep, "All right."
The young man parks the car, connects his notebook to his cell
phone, enters a NASA site, scans the ground using his GPS, opens a
database and 60 Excel tables filled with algorithms, then prints out a
150-page report on his high-tech mini-printer.
Standing at the edge of the lake, a man saw a woman flailing about in
the deep water. Unable to swim, the man screamed for help. A trout
fisherman ran up. The man said, "My wife is drowning and I can't swim.
Please save her. I'll give you a hundred dollars."
The fisherman dove into the water. In ten powerful strokes, he
reached the woman, put his arm around her, and swam back to shore.
Depositing her at the feet of the man, the fisherman said, "Okay,
where's my hundred dollars?"