Tribal Wisdom

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  1. The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed down from generation to generations, states that when you discover you are riding a dead horse; the best strategy is to dismount.

    In the MOD, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies is often often employed, such as:

    1. Change Riders.
    2. Buy a stronger whip.
    3. Do nothing: "This is the way we have always ridden dead horses".
    4. Visit other countries, particularly North America to evaluate their dead horse riding strategies.
    5. Perform a productivity study to see if lighter riders improve the dead horse's performance.
    6. Hire a contractor to ride the dead horse (can be useful as a saddle when it comes to protecting your ass).
    7. Harness several dead horses together in an attempt to increase the speed.
    8. Provide additional funding to improve the dead horse's performance.
    9. Appoint a team to study the horses and assess how dead they actually are.
    10. Re-classify the dead horse as "living-impaired".
    11. Develop a strategic plan and press release for the management of dead horses.
    12. Re-write the expected performance requirements for all horses.
    13. modify existing standards to include dead horses.
    14. Declare that, as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, providing measurable performance with lower overheads; as such this contributes far more to the bottom line than many other horses.
    15. Fit the dead horse with an expensive and unweildy integrated communications system named after a gentleman with a complicated arrow launching device.