Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Europe.
5000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate is Ketanbhai Shah.
Bill Gates: Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave. 2000 people leave the room.
Ketanbhai says to himself, ‘I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to lose, if I stay. I’ll give it a try’
Bill Gates: Candidates who never had experience of managing more than 100 people may leave. 2000 people leave the room.
Ketanbhai says to himself, ‘I never managed anybody by myself but I have nothing to lose if I stay.What can happen to me?’ So he stays.
Bill Gates: Candidates who do not have management diplomas may leave. 500 people leave the room.
Ketanbhai says to himself, ‘I left school at 15 but what have I got to lose?’ So he stays in the room.
Lastly, Bill Gates asked the candidates who do not speak Serbo – Croat to leave… 498 people leave the room.
Ketanbhai says to himself, ‘ I do not speak one word of Serbo – Croat but what do I have to lose?’ So he stays and finds himself with one other candidate. Everyone else has gone.
Bill Gates joined them and said, ‘Apparently you are the only two candidates who speak Serbo – Croat, so I’d now like to hear you have a conversation together in that language.’
Calmly, Ketanbhai turns to the other candidate and says, ‘Kem chho?’ The other candidate answers, ‘Ek dam majama!’