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[WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:17 pm

A man takes over a CEO role. On his first day, he makes a lot of important decisions but does very little paperwork. On his second day, he orders a much larger desk for himself. Why?

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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby Balin » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:46 pm

Does the man order the desk for his workspace? For his home?
Does the man intend to actually use the desk as a writing surface/storage area/normal deskage? Does he intend for someone else to use the desk in such a normal manner?
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Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:56 pm

Did he actually have a reason for this? Or is it just "haha, I'm the CEO so I can spend all this money mwahahahaahahg"? Budgets relevant? He needed to spend money so he'd get the same amount next year? Like how some companies order 300,000 pencils on Decemer 31 so they get the same budget, but he decided to order something useful instead?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:15 am

Balin

Does the man order the desk for his workspace? yes For his home? no
Does the man intend to actually use the desk as a writing surface/storage area/normal deskage? yes Does he intend for someone else to use the desk in such a normal manner? no

GregoryUConn

Did he actually have a reason for this? yes Or is it just "haha, I'm the CEO so I can spend all this money mwahahahaahahg"? no Budgets relevant? indirectly He needed to spend money so he'd get the same amount next year? no Like how some companies order 300,000 pencils on Decemer 31 so they get the same budget, but he decided to order something useful instead? not this
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby Balin » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:31 am

Is the desk made of a relevant material? Will it need to be assembled? By him?
Is his current desk made of a relevant material? Will it need to be disassembled? By him?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby wolfier » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:22 am

is it relevant he made a lot of important decisions but did very little paperwork on day 1? are the details of those decisions relevant? did he postpone the paperwork to day 2 because there's not enough room on the desk to hold all that paper on day 1? (probably no but need to ask the obvious anyway) are printers relevant? if so, did he put a printer on the new desk?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:59 am

Balin

Is the desk made of a relevant material? no Will it need to be assembled? By him? irrelevant; assume no
Is his current desk made of a relevant material? no Will it need to be disassembled? By him? irrelevant; assume no

Wolfier

is it relevant he made a lot of important decisions yes but did very little paperwork yes, in a slightly different way on day 1? are the details of those decisions relevant? yes did he postpone the paperwork to day 2 because there's not enough room on the desk to hold all that paper on day 1? no (probably no but need to ask the obvious anyway) I think you have the hang of this thing :) are printers relevant? no if so, did he put a printer on the new desk? n/a
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby LemonCurry » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:33 am

Did the old CEO use the desk? Was he happy with it? Was it reasonably sized for CEO‘s work?

Are any impediments or disabilities relevant?

Is he expecting to do more paperwork in the future? Because of his first day decisions?
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Postby peter365 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 am

Is his objective to cut down on paperwork? Not the tasks themselves but the actual printing of paper? Any relevance in the fact that both paper and the desk come form trees? Is there an environmental aspect at play here? Is he trying to lead by example? Are his intentions positive? Or is he more of a 'F**K you I'm the boss' kind of guy?

Relevant what the company does ?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby gregoryuconn » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:30 am

Is there something relevant about the old CEO? The old desk? Did the old CEO do something to the old desk to make it undesirable, and so the new CEO avoided it on Day 1 before deciding to just order a new one? Did he perhaps smoke in his office so the desk reeked of cigarettes and new CEO doesn't like that? Or doodle on his desk when he got bored so now it's covered with random doodles by the old CEO?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:03 pm

LemonCurry

Did the old CEO use the desk? yes Was he happy with it? yes Was it reasonably sized for CEO‘s work? yes, it was fit for purpose

Are any impediments or disabilities relevant? no

Is he expecting to do more paperwork in the future? no Because of his first day decisions? n/a

Peter

Is his objective to cut down on paperwork? no Not the tasks themselves but the actual printing of paper? no Any relevance in the fact that both paper and the desk come form trees? no Is there an environmental aspect at play here? no Is he trying to lead by example? no Are his intentions positive? yope Or is he more of a 'F**K you I'm the boss' kind of guy? no

Relevant what the company does ? no (it's a car yard, since this is a true story)

GregoryUConn

Is there something relevant about the old CEO? no The old desk? yes Did the old CEO do something to the old desk to make it undesirable, and so the new CEO avoided it on Day 1 before deciding to just order a new one? no Did he perhaps smoke in his office so the desk reeked of cigarettes and new CEO doesn't like that? no Or doodle on his desk when he got bored so now it's covered with random doodles by the old CEO? no
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby wolfier » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am

would the bigger desk serve any purpose other than those a normal desk provides? does it divide space? is it also a the front desk? is the new desk going to face customers?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby GalFisk » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:48 am

Are other humans relevant? Visitors to his office relevant? Relevant size aspect: width? Length? Height? Surface area? Will something relevant sit on this new, larger desk? Shape of the desk relevant? Leg room relevant? WAG: does he want to sit farther from any visitors to his office, for some reason? Such as someone having bad odor? Does he want to take advantage of someone nearsighted, by having them sitting too far away from something to see it clearly?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:44 pm

Wolfier

would the bigger desk serve any purpose other than those a normal desk provides? yes does it divide space? no, but vaguely ORT is it also a the front desk? no is the new desk going to face customers? no

GalFisk

Are other humans relevant? yes Visitors to his office relevant? no Relevant size aspect: width? no Length? yes - assume this is a rectangular table, wider than it is long; it is the shorter dimension that is increasing Height? Surface area? no to these Will something relevant sit on this new, larger desk? no (not even his secretary) Shape of the desk relevant? not really - it's rectangular, as above Leg room relevant? no WAG: does he want to sit farther from any visitors to his office, for some reason? yope, very much ORT Such as someone having bad odor? but not this Does he want to take advantage of someone nearsighted, by having them sitting too far away from something to see it clearly? no
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby Enjay » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:52 pm

Is there one particular important decision he made on the first day that is relevant?
Should he have done paperwork? Is he doing anything illegal/fraudulent? Could the lack of paperwork have relevant negative consequences?
Is it relevant how he became CEO? Was he appointed? Took over a family business?
Does he expect relevant other people to sit at the desk? If so, to sit opposite him? Is the idea of keeping a person or thing further away from him relevant? Is he afraid someone will attack him? Does he want more people to be able to fit at the desk?

Does getting the desk allow him to carry out one of his important decisions? Allow him to avoid paperwork?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby gregoryuconn » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:38 am

Does he want to hide himself? Hide something else? Someone else? Is he violating corporate policy and doesn't want anyone to know. I'm also intrigued why you felt the need to explicitly point out the secretary wouldn't be sitting on the desk, something which would normally be obvious. Do people normally sit on desks at this company rather than on chairs behind their desks? Is he doing something with the secretary that could potentially involve either or both of them being on top of the desk? Say, having an affair? (And you can use your imagination for the rest of how that works.)
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:30 am

Enjay

Is there one particular important decision he made on the first day that is relevant? yes
Should he have done paperwork? yes, but he isn't being relevantly negligent Is he doing anything illegal/fraudulent? no Could the lack of paperwork have relevant negative consequences? no, unless he puts it off indefinitely
Is it relevant how he became CEO? noish Was he appointed? assume yes Took over a family business? unlikely
Does he expect relevant other people to sit at the desk? yes If so, to sit opposite him? yes Is the idea of keeping a person or thing further away from him relevant? yes! Is he afraid someone will attack him? yes! Does he want more people to be able to fit at the desk? no

Does getting the desk allow him to carry out one of his important decisions? yes, in a different manner Allow him to avoid paperwork? no

GregoryUConn

Does he want to hide himself? 'Hide' isn't right, but ORT Hide something else? Someone else? no to these Is he violating corporate policy and doesn't want anyone to know. no I'm also intrigued why you felt the need to explicitly point out the secretary wouldn't be sitting on the desk, something which would normally be obvious

It was a humorous aside - there are certain CEOs who would perceive a benefit in having more room on their desk to put their secretary on, but we won't go on.

Do people normally sit on desks at this company rather than on chairs behind their desks? no Is he doing something with the secretary that could potentially involve either or both of them being on top of the desk? Say, having an affair? (And you can use your imagination for the rest of how that works.) See, now you're getting it. But no
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby GalFisk » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:34 am

Does he expect someone to be angry at him? Is someone being fired? Demoted? Reprimanded? Does he want to be outside hitting distance? Spitting distance? Stabbing distance? Kicking distance? Does he want to be able to flip the table over and hide behind it?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby Enjay » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:10 am

Is he afraid of attack from an employee? Customer? Someone external with a stake in the business? A criminal? Was his big decision to not pay his mafia protection money?
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Re: [WiZ] Non-desk-ripped

Postby WiZ » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:04 pm

GalFisk

Does he expect someone to be angry at him? yes Is someone being fired? yes Demoted? Reprimanded? no to these Does he want to be outside hitting distance? yes, in essence Spitting distance? Stabbing distance? Kicking distance? no to these, but the principle is similar Does he want to be able to flip the table over and hide behind it? no

Enjay

Is he afraid of attack from an employee? yes (or a very recently former employee) Customer? Someone external with a stake in the business? no to all A criminal? potentially, from that moment on Was his big decision to not pay his mafia protection money? no

***** SPOILER *****

On the first day, he had to fire several staff members (who were on six-figure salaries). One of them reached across the desk and grabbed him by the throat. He invested in a bigger desk in order to protect himself.


Congratulations to GalFisk and Enjay on the solution, and thank you everyone for playing!
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