Once upon a time, a man in a very expensive car was
driving on a highway. Somehow, the engine of the car
sputtered and the car stopped. The man tried his best to fix
the engine but could not.
Few cars passed by and noticing that the man was in
trouble, they offered to help, but none could fix the engine
and the car did not start.
Then a truck passed by. The truck driver stopped his
truck and offered to help for money. The man agreed.
The truck driver inspected the engine of the car. Then he
brought out a hammer from his truck. He struck the engine
of the car with his hammer. The engine started. The truck
driver presented a bill of $10,000.
The man was shocked and asked for an itemized bill.
The truck driver wrote, “For hitting the engine with the
hammer: $1. For knowing where to hit: $9,999.”
Excerpt from the book “Once Upon A Time: 100 Management Stories” by Rajen Jani