Management Lesson: Bank Robbery

A very interesting story which will give you a very important management lesson.

During a robbery in Guangzhou, China, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”

Everyone in the bank laid down quietly.
This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.

When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her:
“Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”

This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to


When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told
the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big
brother, let’s count how much we got.”

The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much
money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell
us how much we robbed from the bank!”

This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than
paper qualifications!

After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to
call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take
out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million
that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.

This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to
your advantage!

The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”

This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than
your job.

The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the
bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count
$20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our
lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a
snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a

This is called “Knowledge