An engineer who while visiting china came accross a large crew of men building a dam with picks and shovels. When the engineer pointed out to the supervisor that the job could be completed in a few days, rather than many months, if men were given motorize equipment, ex: backhoe, the supervisor said that such equipment would destroy their jobs. The engineer responded “Oh, I thought you were interested in building a dam. If its more jobs you want, why dont you have your men use spoons instead of shovels.

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