A ship engine failed, NO ONE could fix it.
Then they brought in a man with 40 yrs. on the job.
He inspected the engine carefully.
Then reached into his bag & pulled out a small hammer.
He gently tapped a spot. Immediately, the engine rocked into life. It was fixed!
7 Days later, the owners got his bill for $10,000.
‘What?!’ the owners exclaimed. ‘He scarcely did anything.’ They asked for an itemized bill.
”Tapping with a hammer = $2 and Knowing where to tap = $9,998″
Story Lesson: Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience!
His name was Charles Proteus Steinmetz, a German born engineer and pioneer in the field of electricity.
The generator in question belonged to Henry Ford, the chalk mark was only $1, the expertise $9,999. Ford paid the bill.