The power of knowledge workers

10 May, 2011

The Power of knowledge workers - Presentation Transcript

  1. The story began as follows……
    A giant ship engine failed.
  2. The ship's owners tried one expert after another.
  3. But none of them could figure how to fix the engine.
  4. Then they brought in an experienced man who had been fixing ships
    since he was a youngster.
  5. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
  6. Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do.
  7. After looking things over, the man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something.
  8. Instantly, the engine lurched into life.
    He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed!.
  9. A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
  10. The owners exclaimed
    "He hardly did anything!"
  11. So they wrote the man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."
  12. The man sent a bill that read ,
    Tapping with a hammer ………………. 2.00 $
    Knowing where to tap ............         9998.00 $
  13. The man sent a bill that read ,
    “Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference....”
  14. Never under estimate
    the power of knowledge workers

    Source of the story: The Internet

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Anonymous said...

"Experience is gold"


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