Love, Friendship or Benevolence – Solution from a Consultant !!
Mike – Hey Tarun, let me give you a situation and let’s see how you solve the conundrum
Me – Sure Mike, shoot!
Me – Okay! Let us identify the stakeholder – I see there are 4 in this case – You, the old lady, your friend and the girl. Our aim is to find a solution such that you come out from the situation so that you satisfy as many stakeholders possible. So the metric for us here is – Sum of Stakeholders satisfied score, M. Let us calculate this metric as sum of a proxy variable which is defined as below:
Stakeholder satisfied, S stakeholder = 1(if a stakeholder is happy or satisfied); 0 (if stakeholder is in-different), -1 (if stakeholder is angry or disappointed)
To all those who were tempted at many points of time to bring out the basic flaws in this entire sequence of assumptions, deductions or confusions - go ahead - do not shy away from posting it in the comments below!!