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Efficiency Expert

The story goes that Henry Ford once hired an efficiency expert to evaluate his company. After a few weeks, the expert made his report, which was highly favorable except for one thing.

"It's that man down the hall,? said the expert. "Every time I go by his office he's just sitting there with his feet on his deck. He's wasting your money.'

"That man,? replied Mr. Ford, "once had an idea that saved us millions of dollars. At the time, I believe his feet were planted right where they are now.

Reader's Digest, August, 1981