“There is a saying in Africa - “A monkey always sees from his own tree.” But Professor Singh sees from many trees – engineering, philosophy, nature, and just crazy old fashioned humor. This short read will light up your day. Thanks, Professor!”
“Simple and fun stories that teach wisdom to form characters and to develop good qualities for readers of any age.”
“Dr. Singh’s Monkey Wisdom and Other Stories is a fun way to get you thinking out of the box. His stories inspire his students in the classroom, and now can inspire all of us.”
About the Book
We all love stories, particularly those that are capable to leave lessons for us to reflect on and apply in our lives. Here comes Dr. Singh and his masterful wit to engage readers with his inspiring stories for students as well as people who want to improve their work.
Portrayed in fables and fun illustrations, Dr. Singh’s monkeys and other interesting characters replicate human tendencies and qualities that make them relatable and funny to read solo or by group.
Monkey Wisdom and Other Stories are quick-read stories with moral lessons at the end of each one. A perfect read for people who are looking for brief breaks from life’s complexities and lets them take a refresher of the right mind-set for the right goal.
Four Santa Clara students lost their way in a jungle on a hiking trip. Now very hungry and tired, they reached a lake. This lake had a small island with a large apple tree with monkeys, birds, and juicy apples on it. The tree was hardly 50 feet away from the bank of the lake. Fortunately, there was a boat, a long rope, and other sands and stones on the bank. As the students were launching the boat to reach the tree, they discovered a huge, ferocious alligator getting ready to attack them. How should they get to the apples?
Answer 1: If two students can engage with the alligator on one side of the lake, the other two can quickly sail the boat to the island. (But there is more than one alligator and there will also be a problem returning.)
Answer 2: Use the rope to catch the alligators using cowboy skills. (This would not be easy.)
The real answer: Throw the stones at the monkeys. Monkey see, monkey do. The monkeys will pick the apples and throw them back at the students.
Moral of the story: Dear students, you will be given several tools for engineering solutions during your education at the university. Whenever you face a problem in a situation, do not rush to use the tools. First study and observe the situation carefully and then use the tools appropriate for the solution.