Henry Ford


Henry Ford

Henry Ford (Wayne County, MI, July 30, 1863 - Dearborn, MI, April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Ford did not invent the automobile, but he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy.His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation and arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

Monday May 15, 2023

Henry Ford: Together

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Monday Feb 27, 2023

Henry Ford: The use of capital

The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.

Wednesday Dec 28, 2022

Henry Ford: Nothing is hard

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Wednesday Feb 24, 2021

Henry Ford: Obstacles

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Wednesday Jun 17, 2020

Henry Ford: fault and remedy

Don't find fault,
find a remedy.

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020

Henry Ford: A secret of success

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.

Tuesday Jan 28, 2020

Henry Ford: Spend more time to solve problems

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Wednesday Nov 6, 2019

Henry Ford: Are you learning?

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.

Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Friday Mar 23, 2018

Henry Ford: The secret of a successful life

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.

Monday May 15, 2017

Henry Ford: Failure is an opportunity

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Tuesday Nov 15, 2016

Henry Ford: The real mistake

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.

Wednesday Aug 27, 2014

Henry Ford: Against the wind

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.