This is a delightful story showing why we should never underestimate experience and the knowledge of elders in whatever business you are in. Remember the knowledge passed down will some day make you this type of person as well. I have found Mr. Varner’s story to be quite insightful and a good measure of stop and think. I found this on LinkedIn and just had to share it on my blog I do hope no feathers are ruffled. I only hope I come up with things like this to pass on when I get the knowledge.
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, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. The engine was fixed! 7 Days later the owners got his bill for 10k. ‘What?!’ the owners said ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill. ” the reply simply said Tapping with a hammer. $2 Knowing where to tap? $9,998 Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience.