Feb 1, 2010

The Value of Learning

Henry Ford once had a problem with the generators in his factory. He hired electrical genius Charles Steinmetz to figure out the problem, which he did.  Ford received a bill for an outrageous $10,000. Steinmetz broke down the bill as follows:
- $10 to tinker with the generators
- $9,990 for years of learning how to tinker.
Ford paid the bill. 

[Via Wired, Picture: Philatelic Database]

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