The Malaysian Rowing Team

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The Malaysian Rowing Team

  1. 1. The Malaysian Rowing Team Malaysia Boleh! Sound on please Click to advance slides
  2. 2. To prove that Malaysia Boleh, an annual boat rowing competition was organized against the Japanese Rowing Team. It was agreed that each team be made up of 8 members and the two nations would alternate hosting the race.
  3. 3. After months of intensive training, the maiden race was finally flagged off!
  4. 4. Result: The Japanese won by 1 km!
  5. 5. The Malaysian team felt deeply humiliated by the result. The Management was furious and vowed to win the following year’s race at ANY cost. A special think-tank, comprising so-called experts from various fields, was set up to analyze the situation and to unearth the root cause of the problem.
  6. 6. Upon in-depth analysis, the experts observed that the Japanese had seven rowers and one captain.
  7. 7. Whilst the Malaysian team had SEVEN CAPTAINS and only ONE ROWER ! Malaysia Boleh!
  8. 8. After much deliberations, a bright idea hit upon the Management and they decided to hire a consultant firm to salvage the Malaysian Team.
  9. 9. After months of tinkering and much hoo-ha…
  10. 10. The consultants finally submitted their recommendation: They concluded that there were indeed too many captains and too few rowers on the Malaysian team. A solution was proposed to the Management, basing upon this supposedly BRILLIANT finding: “ The structure of the Malaysian rowing team must be re-engineered immediately.”
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thenceforth the new set-up would be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 supervisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 captains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 rower </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other recommendations: </li></ul><ul><li>To shorten the working time of team members so as to allow them to take their families for holidays </li></ul><ul><li>A pay-hike of 150% </li></ul>Malaysia Boleh! o
  12. 12. Came the following year, the Japanese won by 2 km!
  13. 13. The Malaysian team immediately sacked the rower, blaming him for the latest disastrous result.
  14. 14. Whereas a bonus reward plus extra perks like fancier car and luxurious housing, were doled out to the officials for their outstanding display of showmanship during the preparation phase.
  15. 15. Malaysia Boleh! mana Ever wondered why the Malaysian’s sport teams, police force, armies, GLCs, etc., in short the whole government machineries, are all faring so poorly?

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