(July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism": mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. His intense commitment to systematically lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put dealerships throughout most of North America and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation but arranged for his family to control the company permanently.
Henry Ford Quotes
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Most people think that faith means believing something; oftener it means trying something, giving it a chance to prove itself
An innovator should have understanding of one's customers and their problems via empirical, observational, anecdotal methods or even intuition.
There are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.