The 18th Camel – A Story About Innovative Problem Solving


This is awesome! We talk about innovation and “thinking outside the box” but one of the most interesting things about this article is that it implies that sometimes, thinking in the box may be just fine as well. A hard lesson, but we should all be a bit more aware of each situation individually.

Better Life Coaching Blog

My senior minister, Mark Conner, recently shared this great story on his blog.

A father had 17 camels and when he passed away, he left them to his three sons.

The will of the father stated that the eldest son should get half of 17 camels while the middle son should be given a third.  The youngest son should be given one ninth of the 17 camels.

As it is not possible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other.

So, the three sons decided to go to a wise man.

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