AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR, KEYNOTE SPEAKER & INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BUSINESS AND SPEAKING COACH
Knowing where to Tap
May 26, 2017
Robert G Allen, in his book, relates a story about a factory owner who had an important piece of equipment break down that could shut down production and result in serious losses. He calls a technician to repair it. The technician arrives, examines the machine, takes out a hammer and delivers two taps and gets the machine working. He then presents his bill for $500. The factory owner is furious that he is being charged so much for two taps of a hammer and demands an itemized bill. The next day he received the bill that reads:
"Tapping with hammer $1. Knowing where to tap $ 499"