My Life and Work (Google eBook)

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Doubleday, Page, 1922 - Automobile industry and trade - 289 pages
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Review: My Life And Work (The Autobiography Of Henry Ford)

User Review  - Benm - Goodreads

Interesting memoir. Ford was very morally conservative, and a titan of industry. But he didn't have the "fuck you, I got mine" mentality of current day baby boomers and republicans. In fact, he seemed ... Read full review

Review: My Life And Work (The Autobiography Of Henry Ford)

User Review  - Colin Macdonald - Goodreads

Fascinating and readable, this is primarily a passionate and persuasive argument for Ford's vision of humane long-term capitalism, supported with a wealth of historical and accounting details. Read full review

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Page 101 - I am sorry to say, wants a job in which he does not have to put forth much physical exertion— above all, he wants a job in which he does not have to think.
Page 264 - Who ought to be boss?" is like asking "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?
Page 76 - ... it is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages and it is the management that arranges the production so that the product may pay the wages. The more economical methods of production did not begin all at once. They began gradually — just as we began gradually to make our own parts. "Model T" was the first motor that we made ourselves.
Page 144 - The more usual way is to take the costs and then determine the price, and although that method may be scientific in the narrow sense, it is not scientific in the broad sense, because what earthly use is it to know the cost if it tells you that you cannot manufacture at a price at which the article can be sold?
Page 81 - The man who places a part does not fasten it — the part may not be fully in place until after several operations later. The man who puts in a bolt does not put on the nut; the man who puts on the nut does not tighten it.
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Page 101 - It is terrifying to me. I could not possibly do the same thing day in and day out, but to other minds, perhaps I might say to the majority of minds, repetitive operations hold no terrors. In fact, to some types of mind thought is absolutely appalling. To them the ideal job is one where creative instinct need not be expressed.
Page 97 - But the vast majority of men want to stay put. They want to be led. They want to have everything done for them and to have no responsibility.
Page 108 - The length of time required to become proficient in the various occupations is about as follows: 43 per cent, of all the jobs require not over one day of training; 36 per cent, require from one day to one week; 6 per cent, require from one to two weeks; 14 per cent, require from one month to one year; one per cent, require from one to six years.
Page 45 - I had plenty of time, for I never left my business. I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.

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HENRY FORD, My Life and Work. Do your best every time ... because by doing a thing well you build something valuable into yourself. ...
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