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The book that has inspired entrepreneurs for generations, not only is My Life and Work by Henry Ford a memoir of an American icon but it also shows the spirit that built America. Written in 1922, this work provides a unique insight into the observations, ideas, and problem-solving skills of this remarkable man.

Public Domain (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great Principles from a Master of Industry

It was wonderful to learn from such a master of industry. Not only how he accomplished building such a phenomenal business in defiance of popular practice, but also created such incredible value in the lives of everyone that business touched. I think saving Great Britain from a food crisis during WW1 certainly counts for something.
I don't know much about the gossip that surrounds his life (much like with any leader worth noting), and I don't much care. Henry Ford was a very principled man and I learned great things from him through this book. Let the haters hate.
Strange how relevant all his principles, observations, and many of his predictions are today. Many principles have been blatantly ignored by most of today's businesses and others have been taken too far whilst ignoring the rest (industrialized farming). Plus, we still have socialist fanaticism, corporate corruption, banking overreach, government overreach, and educational instability. And most companies still don't understand their most basic purpose: Public Service! The poor man must be turning in his grave.
It's a shame to see that his company went public after his death and has become otherwise indistinguishable from other manufacturers. Had the right successors been chosen, the Ford Motor Company could probably have prevented a lot of the corruption and inflated car prices we have now. Perhaps it could even have redirected the industry from the environmental and urban destruction it causes. The Ford Motor Company was certainly exceptional in its day.
Brilliant narration. Traber was the perfect choice. Will recommend to any entrepreneur friends seeking wisdom. May we all learn from the masters and be the wiser for it!

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A business must read

Powerful Treatise on business as a service to humanity rather than as a profit machine.

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Business bible. Must read!

One of the best books I’ve ever read! It is a true business bible. Was written in 1922, but actual in 2018. Life changed dramatically, but good faith business principles are still the same. Most valuable thought that I will adopt to my businesses immediately: borrowing money brings business down. Money have to come from operations and effective management. + wise pricing is essential. Squeezing last penny from customers won’t allow business to grow to its true potential.
Will re-read this book periodically.

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This should be required reading for everyone!

At first I wasn't sure if I made a good choice in a book. I'm glad I stuck it out because one really needs to understand Ford's theories in their entirety, and in their context. He shares his thoughts, beliefs, and principles about everything from work, family, values, morals, drive, efficiency, the bankers, war, peace, the Jews, the federal reserve, the past, the present, and the future. One of the best books I can remember reading in a very long time.

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Henry Ford’s thoughts And philosophy

Great book, inspiring and it was written in 1922. Most of the things he says apply today!