Course in Modern Production Methods, Volume 1

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Business training corporation, 1918 - Factory management

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Page 155 - This textbook may be borrowed for two weeks, with the privilege of renewing it once. A fine of five cents a day is incurred by failure to return a book on the date when it is due. The Education Library is open from 9 to 5 daily except Saturday when it closes at 12.30. DUE DUE...
Page 3 - These men, I am convinced, are not natural prodigies. They won out by using normal brains to think beyond their manifest daily duty. American industry is spilling over with men who started life even with the leaders, with brains just as big, with hands quite as capable. And yet one man emerges from the mass, rises sheer above his fellows; and the rest remain. The men who miss success have two general alibis: " I'm not a genius " is one; the other, " There aren't the opportunities to-day there used...
Page 14 - ... each stage has been ushered in as some inquirer, more persistent or more fortunate than his predecessors, and building on the foundation of their techniques, has learned new facts regarding the properties of matter, the chemistry of metals, or the laws of mechanics. Thus when we speak of the stone age, the bronze age...
Page 80 - To-day that ex-water boy, Alva C. Dinkey, is head of a great steel company, and very wealthy. His rise was predicated on his willingness to work as long as there was any work to be done. If a young man entering industry were to ask me for advice, I would say: Don't be afraid of imperiling your health by giving a few extra hours to the company that pays your salary!
Page 128 - ... genius, and delighted in keeping young men down. There is nothing in this. On the contrary, there is no one suffering so much for lack of the right man in the right place, nor so anxious to find him as the owner. There is not a firm in Pittsburg to-day which is not in the constant search for business ability, and every one of them will tell you that there is no article in the market at all times so scarce.
Page 60 - York, many subsidiary companies of the United States Steel Corporation, the Standard Oil Company, the International Harvester Company of Chicago, Bell Telephone Company, etc., have adopted a pension system primarily for the benefit of the company.
Page 84 - ... little ones, and in every case I was satisfied that the advancement they got they deserved. I don't believe there is a single official of the corporation, or any of its subsidiary companies, who got his job through pull. Hard work is the only key to success with us, and it is a sure one. In short, I feel bound to give the corporation a square deal because I know it will give me a square deal.
Page 50 - the first time the Pennsylvania Railroad specified that the rails we furnished should be of a certain chemical composition. This alarmed the old captain. He had never heard such names as carbon and manganese. 'Charlie,' he said to me one day, 'this damn chemistry is going to ruin the steel business yet.
Page 146 - Cross section. A section of a body at right angles to its length.

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