Friday Filosophy v.01.28.2022

Friday Filosophy v.01.28.2022

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American engineer and businessman. He started making cars in 1896 and founded the Ford Motor Company. He developed the idea of a system in which each worker has the duty to do one small part of the process of making something. His idea made it possible to produce cars in large numbers. This was called the assembly line. Many factories around the world still make things this way. It was quite innovative at the time and it allowed him to produce many cars quickly and at a cheaper price than other car companies could. He married Clara Bryant and had one child named Edsel Bryant Ford. Ford left home for Detroit, Michigan to start his mechanical career.

In 1903, Henry Ford helped start the Ford Motor Company. He was the owner of the company.[1] The company sold its first car which was the model T car on July 23, 1903. Ford became president of the company in 1906.

In 1908, Ford’s company began making the Ford Model T car. Ford said that he wanted to make a “motor car for the great multitude”. This meant that he thought that most Americans should be able to afford to buy a car and not just a few rich people. In order to reach this goal, he chose to make the design as simple as possible. All his cars would be made the same way. They were even all the same color – black.

It cost $850 to buy a Model T car. Even though that was a lot of money back then, it was still very cheap for a car. Many people wanted to buy Model T cars. In fact, so many people wanted to buy them that Ford was having a hard time making enough cars to sell one to everybody who wanted to buy one. Ford helped develop an idea, not much used before his time, called the assembly line, and started using it in his factories in 1913. Because of the assembly line, making new cars would not take as long. He put a moving belt in his factory. Cars moved along the belt, and workers put on one part at a time. Each worker would only be responsible for putting one part on cars.

The assembly line was a big success. Cars did not take as long to make, and they were cheaper to buy now, too. By 1916, it only cost $360 to buy one of Ford’s cars, and more than three times as many people were buying his cars now. The Ford Model T changed America. It made it easier for people to live in the city instead of the country.

  • When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
  • If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
  • Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
  • It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
  • If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
  • If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
  • Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
  • You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
  • Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
  • It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
  • One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
  • Don’t find fault, find a remedy.
  • It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
  • A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
  • The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
  • As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
  • There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.
  • I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.
  • If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
  • The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
  • 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.

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