The “Inexperienced” Expert – An Inspirational Story About Intelligence

In the early 1930s, an American manufacturing company sent an industrial machine to Japan.

A month later, the company received a telegram:

THE MACHINE DOES NOT WORK. SEND A REPAIRMAN.

The company sent a specialist to Japan. But even before he could get to work, it received another telegram:

THE REPAIRMAN IS TOO YOUNG. SENT SOMEONE MORE EXPERIENCED.

The company replied:

YOU BETTER USE HIM. HE INVENTED THE MACHINE.

 

The Lesson

  • Age increases experience, but it doesn’t increase intelligence.

 

Source

  • Mello, Anthony de. When God Laughed. M., 2003.
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