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We all are surrounded by monkeys bossing us around with their monkey chatter, going about their monkey business at the expense of our toils, but there is an age-old trick to master this miserable monkey-human relationship.

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Give the monkey what it wants!

Give the monkey what it wants!

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Give the monkey what it wants!

We all are surrounded by monkeys bossing us around with their monkey chatter, going about their monkey business at the expense of our toils, but there is an age-old trick to master this miserable monkey-human relationship.

Who is the monkey?

The monkey is anyone who holds authority, power and designation. This monkey is someone you need approval from, someone who is giving you a hard time. It could be your interviewer, asking you questions that pinch (e.g. that time gap on your résumé) or your examiner, who is asking you the question...

What does the monkey think?

The monkey has a fixed mindset, they like to have things done their way. Monkey See, Monkey Do. They learn to do things by mimicry and often do not know the reason and logic behind the act so, what if you start mimicking the monkey’s style and flair?

The monkey may or may not possess any th...

What does the monkey want?

Simple question, even simpler answer, say it with me- the monkey wants the BANANA. So, what is this BANANA?

The Banana in this article is not the fruit, although it would be nice if we could get solutions to our life problems at 0.80C$/lb. The Banana is the key to getting past the monkey, y...

What is the BANANA?

In reality, every monkey you encounter is different, hence the same is true for the banana. The banana in every scenario changes according to the needs of the monkey. To identify the perfect banana you need to understand the trifactorial of the monkey i.e. NEEDS, WANTS AND DEMANDS.

For exam...

How to give the banana?

Firstly, understand the business at hand. Why do you want to use the banana and what is the outcome you want. Once that is established, make your move. Remember, Agreement yields better results than arguments. Play the monkey by using the monkey’s preset notions, bias, like and dislike to tilt th...

Summary:

Lastly, remember monkeys are monkeys, no matter how evolved they are, they always fall for bananas. The only key is to identify the best banana for the situation at hand and make the most of the moment you overcome a boisterous and raucous monkey. Godspeed!!

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