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A tale about the value

Imagine two kids: Alice and Bob. They both get a present from their
parents: a balloon. Alice gets a red one. Bob gets a blue one.

Parents notice that both children are sad.

P: Alice, why are you sad?
A: I don’t like red colors

P: Bob, why are you sad?
B: I want the red balloon

P: Do you want to swap?

And now everybody is happy

The reason is that they all value different things:

  • Alice values the blue balloon more
  • Bob values the red balloon more
  • Parents values children’s happiness (they don’t care who has which color)

The moral is that: you don’t know what other people value unless you ask

This also works for the IT projects


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