March 15, 2007

The Arabic Way

Once upon a Time there was an Arabian rowing team

Arabian rowing team and Japan agreed to do an annual rowing race. Each team should contain 8 men.

Both teams worked really hard to get in the best shape. The day the race started both teams were in similar condition.
The Japanese won by 1 mile.

The mood in the Arabian team was really close to freeze point. The top management decided to win the race next year. So they established a team of analysts to observe the situation and recommend an appropriate solution.

After several detailed analysis, the team found out that the Japanese had 7 rowers and only 1 captain.
Of course the Arabian team had 7 captains but only one rower.

Facing such critical scenario the management showed an unexpected wisdom: they hired a consulting company to restructure the Arabian team.

After several months the consultants came up with the conclusion that there were too many captains and too few rowers in the Arabian team. A solution was proposed based on the analysis: the structure of the Arabian team has to be changed!!

As of today, there will be 4 captains in the team led by 2 managers, one top-manager, and one rower. Besides that, they suggested to improve the rowers working environment, and to give him higher competencies.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles!

The Arabian team quickly displaced the rower based on his unsatisfactory performance.

The Bonus award was paid to the management for the strong motivation the team showed during the preparation phase.
The consulting company prepared a new analysis, which showed that the strategy was good, the motivation was o.k, But the used tools has to be improved.
*Currently the Arabian team is designing a new boat.
posted by eshda3wa at 12:53 AM


lol i saw that attending a workshop on japanese managment taught by a japanese prof. he showed it to us as a joke n to tell us what the difference between the arab and the japanese way of managment ;p

March 15, 2007 at 2:18 AM  

my god..Brillant I tell ya..genuis a say..A perfect insight to the arabs..No wonder half of us are third world countires and contribute nothing in the areas of the sciences:P

March 15, 2007 at 4:44 AM  

arabs = a mystery won't ever be solved

always using the wrong person for the wrong job

March 15, 2007 at 5:26 AM  

lol, very true!

March 15, 2007 at 5:59 AM  

Sigh. We Arabs never learn

March 15, 2007 at 8:41 AM  

turns out captains were hired by was6a 2 managers brought by members of parliament top manager friend of wazir.. and the rower poor bangladishi bought by tijar iqama! and the consulting company.. well owned by the wazir himself so is the contract to build the new boat!

March 15, 2007 at 9:25 AM  

Absulutely brilliant, and unfortunately very true phenomenon!!

March 15, 2007 at 10:29 AM  

LOL! 3ajebah el story; it really resembles the current situation!

March 15, 2007 at 11:50 AM  

Reminds me of the old joke about consultants:

What's a consultant?

A guy who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is!

March 15, 2007 at 11:52 AM  


March 15, 2007 at 1:36 PM  

lol funny and saddly true.

March 15, 2007 at 1:42 PM  

very true

arabs never ever learn .. and they never focus on the real problem .. dayman intebahum o tarkezhum eyro7 lil thanaweyat

nice post

March 15, 2007 at 1:46 PM  

sounds like a very smart man that jap. prof

yep it is NO wonder and NO mystery.

no my dear it is not a mystery, its simple, but arabs refuse to solve it

yes it is

and dosent look like well ever learn!

bu ziyad
loool! so very true of the way things work!

key word : unfortunatly

i agree, 7dha 3ajeeba

looool loved the joke

salamtich min el sighhhh

sad it is

and lets not forget alway blaming someone else!

March 15, 2007 at 2:10 PM  

loooooooooool hahahahaha! 3jeeba!
strikingly true! mashallah very brilliant! funny.. yeah sadly arabs :( fashla ;)
great job!

March 15, 2007 at 2:55 PM  

eee, i have this powerpoint :D

March 15, 2007 at 4:00 PM  

that hurts :)
too much truth sweetheart

March 15, 2007 at 4:59 PM  

that was a really good one!! got me smiling on a really lousy day.

actually, this appears to be the phenomenon everywhere. its no different where i'm from.

whenever a company is not doing well, the solution is to axe workers - not look into the product / service they're selling.

so, i doubt the arabs can claim full "credit" for this. ;)

March 15, 2007 at 5:40 PM  

Thats true in so many different i find it hard to laugh at =(

March 15, 2007 at 8:30 PM  


Someone sent me that as a slideshow a few months ago. I LOVED IT lol

totally and utterly true :s *hefff*

March 15, 2007 at 9:07 PM  

loool .. that`s hurts .. but it is funny because it is the truth ;)

March 15, 2007 at 9:13 PM  

if i said eno i quite didn't get it :S
what would that make me ??
i know eno its funny but i didn't get it
efff ya shiin altna7a bss looool

btw i didn't say ya5y :P
so ya5y :P loooooooooooool

March 15, 2007 at 10:42 PM  

LOL OMG! SOoo TRUE!! Widik tefla3hum o et3adel tafkeerhuM! :P

March 15, 2007 at 11:34 PM  

Looooooooooooooool so true and funny 7ada e3jebatny el 7araka :)

March 16, 2007 at 2:41 AM  

unfortunately it's true

March 16, 2007 at 8:36 AM  

its so true that it's not even funny! Typical Arabic team

March 16, 2007 at 10:01 AM  

The arab team was so sexist!...7 men..what happened to the women? Im sure if we had some diversity in there, we would have performed much better!

March 16, 2007 at 11:00 AM  

It's bureaucracy at its worse. We in the arab world are suffering from it every where.

Of course there is nothing that can be done about it as long as the top leader is always at the top until death.

March 16, 2007 at 11:02 AM  

Some team work :P
The story has a deep meaning. To say the truth it is sad and funny at the same time ;P

March 16, 2007 at 12:13 PM  

PFG ! PFG ! 10 outa 10.. I hope times will change !

March 16, 2007 at 1:25 PM  

ee wallah Fashlaa ;S
hopefully itll change soon

7elwa sa7

white wings
i know its bad

the premster
glad to make u smile :)
and ur rite it dosent just apply to arabs

shar elbaliyah ma yoth7ik

heffffs with u

red lady

ba3ain afahmich baine oo bainich ;)

perfect stranger
chanzain eltefel3 ynfa3!

glad u liked it


baby sistaaaaaaaa
ha shloon el6ubakh?

ya hala o ghala ;)
ee wallah, we need more brains like urs

shhhhhhhhhh we dint talk about leaders remember!
"e7na bn7eb elrayeeees!"

its SO sad, thats why u laugh

Happy wolf
hope so too!!

March 16, 2007 at 2:09 PM  


It also shows that there is a lot of corruption. Very smart cartoon!

March 16, 2007 at 4:22 PM  

loool that is SO true!

March 16, 2007 at 5:19 PM  


March 16, 2007 at 9:45 PM  

Thats so FALSE!

Just wanted to change lol:p
May God help the arabs.

March 16, 2007 at 11:11 PM  

poor arabs !!

March 17, 2007 at 9:08 AM  

lol that's awesome! :P

I was pretty busy with school/moving/other silly tasks so i'm glad i'm back in the sphere eheh

March 17, 2007 at 10:18 AM  

ذكرتيني ببوست لي سابق

March 17, 2007 at 12:35 PM  

my god thats sooooo TRUE!!!

and then managements complain that the workers aren't competent!!!

loved ur post, wala youre an amazing deal :)

March 17, 2007 at 2:53 PM  

xlant post

typicl situation with arabs

March 17, 2007 at 3:11 PM  

And they will never change!
Don't you just loooove the japanese?

March 17, 2007 at 4:24 PM  

LoL 'ts 'ts

girl! how have u been?!!

change is always good

arabs are not poor! just lacking in brain cells ;)

im glad ur back too :)

i loved ur post!

<--- blushes
thanks ;**

glad u liked it

ms loala
i do! tiny n smart!

March 17, 2007 at 5:23 PM  

LOL my god that was hilarius and timed just perfect b4 a meeting with management, the many layers of them off course

March 18, 2007 at 9:06 AM  

tell me how it goes :)

March 19, 2007 at 2:50 AM  


I wonder what would happen when they get a skiing team. :P

March 20, 2007 at 2:03 PM  

pretty much the same thing i assume

March 20, 2007 at 4:19 PM  

Hilarious but true LOL
All arabs want to be rulers no one would accept anything below...they just don't get it, the way to the top is starting from the bottom.

March 21, 2007 at 9:53 PM  

radiant guy
with arabs its either ur born on top
or u know someone that knows someone that gets u to the top

March 21, 2007 at 11:45 PM  

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