This Is Where Your Problem Is – Story

There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. <>

After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired.<>

Many years later the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multimillion dollar machines.<>

They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine to work but to no avail. <>

In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past.<>

He spent a day studying the huge machine.<>

At the end of the day, he marked a small “x” in chalk on a particular component of the machine and stated, <>

“This is where your problem is.” <>

The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again.<>

The co<>mpany received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service. <>

They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly: <>

“One chalk mark $1. Knowing where to put it $49,999”<>

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