Notes on Advisors and Forecasters

Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to take his beloved queen to a day trip to a nearby lake, and so called an expert in weather who forecast a wonderful sunny day. On the way he met a farmer on his donkey, who upon seeing the king said that a raging storm was coming with pouring rains.

Published in El Cronista on September 03, 2019
The king ignored this warning, went to the lake and there was such a heavy downpour that he had to go back immediately soaking wet. Back at the palace, he fired the weatherman and summoned the farmer. He had the intention to hire him but then the farmer said that when his donkey had his ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain. So the King hired the donkey on the spot. And thus began the ancient practice of hiring asses to work in government and occupy its highest and most influential positions. Seguir leyendo Notes on Advisors and Forecasters