THE FOOL SUCCEEDS

 “The man with an idea is a fool, until the idea succeeds.”
The Adventures of Mark Twain

 

Larry sat behind his dark mahogany desk in his plush leather chair. His inbox was empty and his outbox strained under the weight of the orders with which they had problems keeping pace.

Pictures of his lovely bride, Earleen and his two trapping boys, Earsol and Larry Jr., sat on the corner of his work area. Right in front sat a placard; a quotation. It read: “The man with an idea is a fool, until the idea succeeds.” Larry thinks it came from “The Adventures of Mark Twain”, although Earleen could have sworn Gramdpa Penfold came up with it.

He looked around his well appointed office. It reeked of success. His wife was skeptical of his business plan, but there is no arguing with the upgrade from the trailer park. A fool idea, she called it. The world’s not ready for a Left-handed Framistan, she said.

The company makes the Fortune 500 on Tuesday. Who’s the fool now?

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