My Life and Work

Narrated by: Traber Burns
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (293 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Surprising. The man is incapable of fluff.

I wasn't expecting a philosophy book. No preamble. No foreplay. No lube. No time for screwing around. Should be called "My Work and Work."

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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!

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Impressive book

It’s very enjoyable book and I change my opinion about Henry Ford. I would like to recommend everyone to read this book Thank you

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buy the paper book instead

it's an interesting historical book. word explains his ideas about how factories should work and how to correctly use labor and money to build a business. If it was not for the humanity of the workers at his ideas would probably work well. I was told that he is a racist and was not offended in this book. The narrator is impossible to listen to. I think he's trying to do some kind of character actor but he's essentially yelling at the listener and its very wearing after a time

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From Zack Epperson

This book is so so so good absolutely loved it I would recommend this book to anyone how loves car’s like me thank you.

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Real practical business book

I love the details and examples that the book provides: real practical ideas and situation that business face. it also provides very good advice for future entrepreneurs, which is very rare in other books. Although story like was quite boring, but with persistence you can get very good business advises from this genius

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why there is no letters in the index?

why there are so many audiobooks without letters in their indexing? it is a bad issue regarding audible

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a book The truly defines what America should be

we need to have more people think and act like Henry Ford. it is the only way we can truly make our country great again.

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Ford is now tops for my admiration.

From thinking of Ford as merely a bigot and lacking patriotism during need to support America in wartime, this biography makes him an admirable and visionary whose heart was with the common man. Yes, rather tedious in putting forth his views but with the enlightenment . More enlightening than some biographies recently read about the robber barons. Perhaps because he was a "tinkerer" and hands on innovator he could identify with common laborer. Takes fortitude to listen to his expansive industrial philosophy but it is rare to hear modern innovator share comprehensive views on relationship the common worker. Also admire Ford optimism and solutions for working with the disabled and troubled youth. We lack his type of leadership and nurturing in this Internet age. We need, as current President stresses, to recapture basic industries shipped abroad to use cheaper labor. Ford reminds us that industries can be vital to aiding all societal levels to advance. Of course, labor unions drove much basic industries out of USA; unions must be A constrained partner in re-building manufacturing inAmerica. Takes leadership to make it happen. Plan to listen to Ford's ideas and share them with others.

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100% Practical and Timeless

This book is full of practical and timeless wisdom. Henry Ford had great sense. He was a very practical man and there is much to learn from this book. The only business biography that come close to this one is: "Titan" (The Life of John D. Rockefeller) by Ron Chernow. Here are some of the great ideas that I discovered in this book by Henry Ford. 1. Time spent fighting the competition is wasted because it stops you from actually working. 2. It is better to concentrate on one good idea than to go around playing with bunches of ideas. Concentrating on one task usually leads to improvement. 3. Work that amounts to anything will never be easy. 4. The elimination of fear is the bringing in on security and supply. 5. A man's real work is not always what he chooses to do but sometimes what he is chosen to do.

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  • 08-28-20

It is a great book - Highly recommend it!

It is very useful book, particulary to those who want to build an organisation. Ford shows how he's built his Ford Motor Company and outlines his philosophy for mass production. He also touched on on the challenges he faced througout his work and how he overcame them. This book, also, serves as a motivational book for entrepreneurs.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-20

Love this book! ä

So much useful information that is so relevant today and probably always will be ! Henry Ford a very intelligent person.