"I never teach my pupils;
I only attempt to provide
the conditions in which
they can learn."
---Albert Einstein

If pictures can replace a thousand
words what do you do when you do
not have a picture to show?
Anecdotes. Although merely words
they are a way of creating pictures
that help create “ah-ha” moments
where learning is maximized, and
impressions are long lasting.

Possibly the most famous storyteller
was fable writer Aesop. What made
them so special was their ability to
take us someplace unexpected,
creating an
"Ah-ha" moment.

This section contains updated
Aesop's fables, public domain
stories, and some Max has created.

Max does not just share the stories.
Instead he provides practical
application for each.
2 ants
Problem solving
Teamwork
The mountain
climbers
Attitude
Goals
The smoker: can
people change
Attitude
Self-awareness
Breaking marble
Fun at work
Attitude
2 roosters
Business strategy
The huge POs
Corporate culture
Leadership
The anniversary
message
Communication
Conflict management
The aquarium
is on fire!
Problem solving
Attitude
The auto
repair shop
Customer service
Phone instructions,
incomplete
Leadership
Change management
The Physicist and
the Unseen Girl
Diversity, Attitude,
Problem solving
Shoe selling
in Africa
Diversity, Marketing,
Business strategy
The water glass
Meeting success
Public speaking
The wet wife
Decision making
Problem solving
Bad interview
Hiring
Career alignment
The big fish
Problem Solving
Book sale
Time management
Sales
Bus stop
Diversity
Public speaking
Meeting success
The call center
Decision making, Sales,
Leadership, Conflict
The Chihuahua
Business strategy, Creative
Thinking, Problem solving
Consultant
and the pillars
Decision making
The officer
Communication
Time management
Customer right
Customer service
Nordstrom settles
customer return
Customer service, Conflict,
Communication
Dejected debtor
Business strategy
Entrepreneurial success
The fish scale
Decision making
Building trust
Heaven's gate
Business strategy
Entrepreneurial success
Ice selling in the
Middle East
Diversity, Marketing,
Business strategy
Jaclyn Smith
Attitude
The Last Chicken
Ethics
Customer service
Sales
The Lawyer
and the Doctor
Professional networking,
Sales, Entrepreneur
Linked In's
connection power
Career alignment, Goals,
Professional relationships
The meat market
Sales
Ethics
Homemade cookies
Marketing
Business Strategy
The photo
Creative thinking
Problem solving
The bath tub
Creative thinking
Problem solving
The body parts
Diversity
Teamwork
Burger down
her pants
Customer service
The cab driver
and the cat
Communication
Trust
The cannibals
Traditional management
Corporate culture
The chair
Creative thinking, Attitude
Communication, Sales,
Problem solving
The confessional
Ethics
Meeting success
Communication
The dieter
Communication
The dog
at the vet
Career alignment
Contemporary management
The dog
and the slippers
Disciplining employees
The door bell
Decision making
The druggist
and doctor
Decision making
Problem solving
The fish heads
Problem solving
Ghandi's shoe
Marketing
Recruiting
Human capital management
The flat tire
Corporate culture
Leadership
The glacier
Communication
Customer service
The garden shop
Diversity
The funerals
Human capital management
The fleas
Evaluations
Corporate culture
The hotel room
with no door
Creative thinking
Problem solving
The hole story
Leadership
Corporate culture
Delegation
The hat boutique
Sales
Marketing
The kiss-up
Creative thinking
Problem solving
Incorrect
pronunciation
Creative thinking
Public speaking
The messy desk
Dealing with difficult people
Mentoring
Mr. Jones
Communication
Mentoring
The monkeys
and bananas
Change management
The parrot
Career alignment, Goals,
Professional relationships
The man
in the pond
Mentoring, Sales,
Employee evaluations
The plane flight
Problem solving
Trust
The printed speech
Creative thinking
Sales
The sequoia
Leadership
Mentoring
The sleeping pills
Problem solving
Employee evaluations
The soldier and
horse
Corporate culture
Employee retention
The spendthrift
and sparrow
Accountability
Problem solving
The salt shaker
Trust
Leadership
Ethics
The turkey
giveaway
Employee retention
The troubled
foursome
Creative thinking
Sales
The tricky florist
Creative thinking
Marketing
Time begins
Time management
The stutterer
Communication
Customer service
Sales
The receptionist's
marker
Customer service
The elevator
"Ah-ha" moment
Employee orientation
Leadership
Max's
Quiver
Impact of this Learning Method
Most Recent
Addition
3 parrots
Leadership
The mailbox
solution
"Ah-ha" moment
Creative thinking
Problem solving
"Ah-ha" Moments
Surprise endings
How to use "Ah-ha"
moments
Problem solving
Teamwork