Date – 26th January, 2015
Place – Mumbai
CEO of the biggest Indian IT company, Lemon Corp had called a press conference to make an announcement.
No one in the press was aware about what was going to be announced. All reporters were curiously waiting for the conference.
“IT industry and our company are at decisive point. The competitive advantage is not technology but talent. There is extreme competition among all players in this industry for talent“; the CEO started his speech on this serious note.
“We at Lemon Corp have always faced this challenging task of recruiting, training and retaining talented people. Decreasing hourly rate from clients and increasing salaries made the matter worse. We want to double our manpower every two years. We asked ourselves, is there any out-of-the-box way to get out of this situation? Now, we have got the solution for this problem.”
There was a long pause and everyone was waiting for his next words.
“We are planning to acquire FastClone, a company with expertise in human cloning.”
All were stunned with disbelief.
“What is the synergy between an IT company and a cloning company?” a reporter questioned the CEO.
CEO answered, “I thought you would have guessed that!! We plan to clone all our talented employees so that we would never face human resource crunch. We have been closely working with FirstClone for some time, and we thought it would be perfect backward integration.”
“I believe it’s impossible, how you can clone a knowledge worker and expect the Clone to perform intelligent tasks?” a reporter questioned.
“Change begins at the top”; the CEO smiled and he switched on the big screen behind him.
It was live, the same CEO was in