Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford’s humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace. Who Was Henry Ford? details his meteoric rise, and explains how the genius behind the assembly line and the Model T shaped modern American industry.
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The lessons of Henry Ford, one of America's greatest business innovators, are as fresh and vital today as they were in 1922, when this extraordinary book was first published. Though the title suggests the autobiographical, this is in fact a bible of business philosophy from the man many considered "insane" for the very innovations we hail as visionary today: the assembly line, reduced working hours, a minimum wage, the five-day work week. Ford explains: . how his experiences as an employee influenced his philosophies as an employer . why saving money isn't always a good thing . the absolute worst time to approach a bank for a loan . why lowering prices below production costs can be a smart move . and much more. It's easy to see that much of Ford's wisdom has been forgotten today-and that individual entrepreneurs and global corporations alike would do well to take another look. American entrepreneur, inventor, and philanthropist HENRY FORD (1863-1947) was born in Michigan and trained as a machinist and engineer before founding, in 1903, the Ford Motor Company.
Henry Ford changed the way products were made using his breakthrough idea of utilizing the assembly line. Readers will love learning about the life of this amazing inventor who made cars available to Americans everywhere. This book covers Ford’s early life and work as an engineer. It also highlights Ford’s many experiments and inventions, emphasizing the Model T and how the assembly line worked. This book is a great addition to STEM and history curricula, as it covers both subjects through an exciting biographical scope. Readers will connect to Ford’s life story through authentic photographs, engaging text, and an accessible timeline.
Born on July 30, 1863, the American industrialist Henry Ford was the founder of the Ford Motor Company. Henry Ford did not invent the automobile, but he was definitely the one who made it possible for a middle class American to buy one. Ford became one of the richest men in the world, thanks to the success and profit of Ford Motor Company. He created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and made good use of the assembly line mode of production to mass produce an inexpensive car, a method which is often known as “Fordism.” He sold millions of cars to the common American consumer and had a lasting impact on infrastructure and technological development in the US. In this book, we will take a look at how Henry Ford became one of the richest persons in the entire world and how he revolutionized industry by developing assembly line production.
New to this edition are chronicles of factory and general hospitals, nursing schools and services, health clinics, and a research institute established by Henry Ford, and the more than a dozen commissaries Ford operated, selling a wide assortment of items to Ford employees and their families from pillow cases to children's shoes.
Henry Ford grew up on a farm in what is now Dearborn, Michigan. He was a curious child with an aptitude for mechanics. At the age of sixteen, Ford moved to Detroit to serve as an apprentice machinist. In 1903, he founded the Ford Motor Company, where he began manufacturing the popular Model T automobile. To fulfill the public's demand for this car, Ford opened a factory in Highland Park, Michigan. There, he introduced the moving assembly line-a brand-new way to manufacture automobiles. In the late 1910s and early 1920s, Ford began construction of an even larger factory along the Rouge River in Dearborn. The plant embodied Ford's dream of producing affordable automobiles of exceptional quality.
Skillful journalism and meticulous scholarship are combined in the full-bodied portrait of that enigmatic folk hero, Henry Ford, and of the company he built from scratch. Writing with verve and objectivity, David Lewis focuses on the fame, popularity, and influence of America's most unconventional businessman and traces the history of public relations and advertising within Ford Motor Company and the automobile industry.
This book was Henry Ford's personal attempt to thwart the public's growing love affair with cigarettes. It features a letter from Ford's friend, inventor Thomas Edison, which reads "Friend Ford, the injurious agent in cigarettes comes principally from the burning paper wrapper. The substance thereby formed, is called "Acrolein." It has a violent action on the nerve centers, producing degeneration of the cells of the brain, which is quite rapid among boys. Unlike most narcotics this degeneration is permanent and uncontrollable. I employ no person who smokes cigarettes. Yours, Thomas A. Edison." Ford also references his discussions regarding cigarettes with the eminent naturalist John Burroughs. The entire pamphlet focuses on discouraging smoking in childhood. Mr. Ford compiled various other testimonials from famous persons giving their opinions on the evils of cigarettes, as well as the rebuttals from Percival I. Hill, President of the American Tobacco Company. It also excerpts an interesting Detroit newspaper article from March 20th, 1916 which describes a man committed to an insane asylum due to insanity caused by smoking cigarettes; "One hundred cigarettes a day were too much for Frank Winters, aged 46 years, of this city. He was declared to have been mentally affected by excessive cigarette smoking in a certificate filed in the Probate court, Saturday Morning by Dr. M.A. LaytonSome interesting chapter titles in the Table of Contents include: Some Scientific Facts, Non-Smokers More Efficient, The Brain Acts More Slowly, Mind Wrecked by Cigarettes, Cigarette Evil is Most Serious, Makes Slaves of Boys, Smokers in Football Tryout, Smoking Causes Lower Efficiency, What Dr. Wiley Has to Say, Undermines Success, Cigarette Injures Morally, The Cigarette as Related to Disease and Mortality, Cigarettes-Drink-Opium, What Mike Donovan Says, Worst of Tobacco is in Cigarettes, What A Noted Sport Writer Thinks, Tobacco Killed A Cat, And This is From the London Lancet, Connie Mack Speaks, Cigarette is One of Worst Habits, Hudson Maxim on the Cigarette, Makes Boys Soulless, Want Cigarettes More Than Liquor, Cigarettes Spoil Boys for His Business, Nonsmokers Given Preference, Puts the Ban on Cigarette Smokers, Cigarette "Fiends" Not Employed, Cigarettes Detrimental to Development, What A Merchant Prince Says, No Cigarette Smokers Employed, One of the Most Baneful Influences to Combat, Clarke Griffith's Ultimatum, What Ty Cobb Thinks of Cigarettes, Seventy-Five Per Cent of Drink Due to Tobacco, No Slavers for These Fighting Men, and How Cigarettes Affect Boys' School Activities.
Henry Ford is often thought of as being the ultimate American folk hero who developed one of the most important changes to 20th-century American society - mass production. With his successive teams of engineers, Ford developed technologies which placed the motor car at the disposal of millions of people, freeing them from previous notions of distance and space, and re-shaping the modern urban environment worldwide.
FEW PEOPLE have had the transformative success as Henry Ford of Dearborn Michigan, USA. While his life-story transformed the nation and the world, the effects on its author are less understood. The purpose of this book is to explore his story as an additional study to Napoleon Hill's bestselling "Think and Grow Rich." In Hill's book, few individuals in it have more anecdotes used as examples than Ford - excepting Thomas Edison himself (who gave Ford an early boost in one of his companies.) In most days, people are challenged by their environment. They can rise to the challenge, or succumb to it. A rare few among them can see opportunity and seize it - creating a new world from a unique and unstoppable vision they hold. With Ford, we can also gain more insight into his philosophy of achievement, and how this affected Hill in his own studies. Even today, Ford's ideals have a great deal to say about how we can approach our own life. Now, it's over to you.
At the time, in 1978, when The Cars That Henry Ford Built was first published, sending a copy for Henry Ford II to review seemed a vain request·Automobile Quarterly founding editor and publisher L. Scott Bailey was told that Mr. Ford (never comments on a book written about Ford.÷ Two weeks later came an unexpected exhortation from Henry Ford II: (My grandfather would have loved this book.÷ Ford then specially ordered 20 copies bound in white leather·needed in two weeks. The rush order was necessitated by an upcoming trip to Japan. As is culturally customary to offer a gift that honors one's ancestors, Henry Ford II specifically chose The Cars That Henry Ford Built to give to his Japanese hosts. Such high-level praise is derived from the book's fresh approach to the subject of Henry Ford, both in its study of the man and his cars, as well as the exceptional pictorial presentation. Presented for the first time in full color, there is every model Henry Ford produced from the Quadricycle he put together as a young man in 1896 to the famous V8 Ford on the production lines four and a half decades later during his failing years. Probably no other individual in automobile history more accurately mirrored in his cars his view of himself and of America as he saw it. Join award-winning historian and author Beverly Rae Kimes as she presents lively historical text that captures Henry growing and aging as his cars grew and aged, each lock-stepped together through history. Over 100 full-color photographs further bring the man and his creations to life.