Henry Ford Paved The Way

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Henry Ford Paved The Way    

“It is better to sell a large number of cars at a reasonably

small margin than to sell fewer at a large margin of profit . . .

It enables a large number of people to buy and enjoy (the car)

and give a large number to men employment at a good wage.

Those are two aims I have in life.”

 Henry Ford 1863 -1947, Founder of Ford Motor Company               

 

As I see it . . . . . . .

Henry Ford paved the way

 

Henry Ford was an innovator and created the first affordable automobile in American, a car the people could afford to own.

 

But he also did something else that was very interesting that has slipped into the pages of history.

 

He felt that the work force in his automobile plant should be able to afford to own the cars they where building.

 

At the time the wages for an auto worker would not be enough for them to own a car.

 

Henry Ford changed the standards for the wages for the auto workers and the work force at Ford Motor Company became the highest paid in workers in the industry.

 

Henry ford paved the way for Americans to afford to own a Ford and the Ford work force to own a car that they were building. Henry Ford was a good businessman and the outcome was a win – win situation for car buyers, his work force and his business.

 

©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

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Laura Cerrano
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Also the big box store way ala WalMart. It works though! 

Aug 21, 2012 08:08 PM #1
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Great post! Ford has long been a hero of mine... love the Henry Ford museum in Detroit, Michigan. A lot of people don't realize the other industries he was a pioneer in. He truly did lead the way not only in automobiles, but in part in the industrialization of the US. He was a man who wasn't interested in the status quo or standing still. He had to constantly be innovating. What a great role model.

Gretchen

Aug 21, 2012 08:26 PM #2
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I am not the greatest advocate of Henry Ford. He did have one quote, that I thought was brilliant. He said, "If you think you can or you think you can't, you are probably right".

Aug 22, 2012 01:45 AM #3
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Henry Ford paved the way.......amazing what he did for his workers, car buyers and the car industry.

Aug 22, 2012 02:37 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Henry Ford made a lot of money allowing others to make a good wage! Hard to argue with his premise.

Aug 22, 2012 03:44 AM #5
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Henry Ford was a pathfinder of his time. His thinking was so far ahead of his competitors, contributing greatly to his success.

Aug 22, 2012 04:24 AM #6
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Henry Ford was way ahead of his time as Rich said. He came up with a totally different management concept that is still a great model today.

Aug 22, 2012 04:28 AM #7
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One of the first book reports I did as a kid was on Henry Ford...such an amazing man....here his words show that again

Aug 22, 2012 06:49 AM #8
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Lou - Henry Ford definitely paved the way and made his mark in history.

Aug 22, 2012 07:53 AM #9
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