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#3120296 - 09/10/13 08:49 AM The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 15675
Loc: Iowegia - USA
THE 18TH CAMEL

There was a father who left 17 camels as an asset for his three sons.

When the father passed away, his sons opened up the Will.

The Will of the father stated that the eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total camels while the middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third)
and the youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total camels.
As it was not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other.
So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

The wise man read the Will patiently. The wise man, after giving due thought, brought one camel of his own and added the same to 17.
That increased the total to 18 camels.

Now, he started reading the deceased fatherís Will.

Half of 18 = 9. So he gave the eldest son 9 camels

1/3rd of 18 = 6. So he gave the middle son 6 camels

1/9th of 18 = 2. So he gave the youngest son 2 camels.

Now add this up: 9 plus 6 plus 2 is 17 and this leaves one camel, which the wise man took back!

Moral: The attitude of negotiation and problem solving is to find the 18th camel i.e. the common ground. Once a person is able to find the 18th camel the issue is resolved.

It is difficult at times. However, to reach a solution, the first step is to believe that there is a solution. If we think that there is no solution, we wonít be able to reach any!
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#3120302 - 09/10/13 08:56 AM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Sounds like a lesson that needs to be applied to the Syria question.
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#3120306 - 09/10/13 08:59 AM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 12/07/03
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A saying my father always said; if you say can't then can't never accomplished anything.
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#3120487 - 09/10/13 12:29 PM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: bullwinkle]
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 1843
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
Agree. actually since most of those countries seem to be fighting with each other for the last 3000 years then you'd think someone would have solved it by now.

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#3120540 - 09/10/13 01:22 PM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: edwardh1]
Andy636 Offline


Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 458
Loc: Romania
Originally Posted By: edwardh1
Agree. actually since most of those countries seem to be fighting with each other for the last 3000 years then you'd think someone would have solved it by now.


Nothing else to do there, so this is probably how they blow some steam off smile

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#3128521 - 09/18/13 11:05 AM Re: The Art of Negotiation - The 18th Camel [Re: MolaKule]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6129
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Great lesson.

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Edited by dnewton3 (09/18/13 11:06 AM)
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