A Scorpion and a Frog meet on the bank of a stream and the Scorpion asks the Frog to carry him across on its back. The Frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The Scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too. And you know I can’t swim, right? So, there’s no way I can sting you.”

The Frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the Scorpion stings the Frog. The Frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp, the Frog asks “Why did you Sting me?”

Replies the Scorpion: “It’s in my Nature…”

– The Scorpion and The Frog Fable

Now it’s your choice who would you like to allow to lead the engagement, You or Mr. Client in the Buy/Sell Relationship?

Your choice determines the Life of you, your Client and in the end which you probably don’t even realize is the Life of Society.


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