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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 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.
Page 217 - ... lower price so that all boys may have the advantage of reading and owning them. It is the only series of books published under the control of this great organization. whose sole object is the welfare and happiness of the boy himself. For the first time in history a guaranteed library is available, and at a price so low as to be within the reach of all.
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.