How come that id10t's rich and I am not?

@ahgong (10088)
Singapore
May 21, 2009 8:46pm CST
I was reading the book of the same title and found it pretty interesting. So far, I only got past the first chapter, and already, there is lots of food for thought. The one thing that struck me most, was the question he asked at the beginning of the chapter. And it is interesting how the response to those questions can make out what kind of a person you are. Remember those questions were asked when I was still a student. And it was funny at that time. 1) How do you put a giraffe in the fridge? 2) How do you put an elephant in the fridge? 3) If the Lion King were to call for an animal conference where it is compulsory for all animals to attend, who would be absent? 4) If you come across a crocodile infested river and you need to cross it. You do not have a boat, how would you cross the river? It would be interesting to see the responses to these questions before I further share my thoughts on this chapter.
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@kun2349 (23477)
• Singapore
22 May 09
lol =D I shall give it a try, and i did rememeber seeing some of the questions before, but i forgot about the answers.. haha =D 1.) I will cut a hole in between the fridge to fit the giraffe in.. haha =D 2.) I will not attempt to squeeze an elephant in because it's just too big.. =D 3.) I guess simba will be missing, because it's his own child.. lol =D 4.) I will be riding on the crocodile to cross the river instead.. haha =D Some questions are asked to see how well one react to different scenarios in life, and that does help.. Because it's thru thinking out of the box, that makes one sucessful, instead of always thinking in a straight line.. lol =D Right??
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
22 May 09
Nope. Very obvious, you are not id10t enough to become a rich man! At least, according to what the book says, you are not!
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@kun2349 (23477)
• Singapore
24 May 09
lol =D Out of all your response, i'm the only one who's not gonna make it rich!!! lol =D Am i too complicated for the simple questions?? haha =D
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
25 May 09
Well, you gotta think in simpler ways. Try not to over analyze things, and you may well be on your way to riches. At least that is what the book is saying. According to the book, there are times when opportunities come knocking at our door. But we tend to analyze and analyze, trying to find all the various "possible" out comes to the opportunity that was presented to us. And by the time we are done analyzing, the opportunity may have passed us by. By keeping our thinking simple, we are more likely to make a decision faster. And then think of solutions when faced with new problems along the way. It is a very interesting exercise. Will have to read more in order to see what other ways there are to unlearn this habit of over analyzing on a simple problem or task.
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@iamsree (441)
• India
22 May 09
1)Open the Fridge insert the Giraffe and close fridge 2)Open fridge, take giraffe out ,put elephant in and close fridge 3)Elepant is in the fridge so he won't come for the conference 4)i will swim across the river as all the crocs have gone to the conference
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
22 May 09
Wow, you actually got all four of them right the first time! Tell the truth! You knew the answer to those questions. Right? You heard of these questions before! Right? C'mon! Confess!
@iamsree (441)
• India
25 May 09
yes i khad heard these questions earlier, these trick questions areasked among kids in our place, this one is the most popular.....
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
25 May 09
I see I see. I came across these questions very long ago. And I cannot remember the answers. It was sort of those questions asked over camp fire to while away time. Brain teasers and such. Heh heh...
@coolmailraj (2462)
• India
22 May 09
Hi. I kind of know the answer... 1)Open the Fridge insert the Giraffe and close fridge. 2)Open fridge, take giraffe out,put elephant in and close the fridge. 3)Elephant is in the fridge so he won't come for the conference. 4)I will swim across the river as all the crocodiles have gone to the conference.
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
22 May 09
Wow, you actually got all four of them right the first time! Tell the truth! You knew the answer to those questions. Right? You heard of these questions before! Right? C'mon! Confess!
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• India
23 May 09
I have already told that... "I kind of know the answer."
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
25 May 09
Yeah... you did!
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@akifu622 (102)
• China
22 May 09
1,2)open the fridge;put it/them in;close the fridge;done! 3)the giraffe or the elephant is still in the fridge 4)step on them
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@ahgong (10088)
• Singapore
22 May 09
ha ha ha ha ha... you almost got it! You almost got it!