Story: Your Brain Creates Wealth 🧠💸
One day at a power plant, everything comes to an abrupt halt. The machines went offline. It's been hours, and none of the workers could track down the problem, so the head of operations is desperate and calls the best local help he can find.
The expert arrives, goes to one of the numerous beams among all the electrical boxes, opens one of them, and stares at the various screws and wires inside. He turns one screw, and, like magic, everything starts working again, and the plant comes back to life.
The head of operations was relieved until he was told he owes $10,000 to the technician: "You were only here for a few minutes and turned a single screw! Anyone could have done that. I need an itemized bill, please."
The bill read:
- Turning screw: $1
- Knowing which screw to turn: $9,999
👉 The lesson of this story: Brainpower trumps brute strength. The modern economy rewards rare applied knowledge.