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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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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
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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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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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A must read for all businessmen and engineers

Written 100 years ago, this book is still relevant today. Henry Ford seems hard headed and tough, but his values of work and dedication endure till this day. He didn’t take short cuts.

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Wise

Ford was a wise man. I enjoy thinking and finding wisdom. I got a lot of logic and philosophy out of this read.

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Emotionally Wrenching & Highly Inspirationals

Loved every minute of this book, The Beauty of Fords Personality, his true devotion to social impact, his high intellect on business & economics. This mans story exceeded all my expectations and above all it feels like he's reading his own story to us not the narrator which is brilliant

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We have lost learning

Henry Ford knew more about manufacturing and optimisation than experts know 100 years later. This book should be compulsory for all business schools and it is applicable to manufacturing and office plants.

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Ford; self righteous egomaniac narcissistic person

Very much a struggle to finish... but I Did! Worth a read just for historical content only. Definitely a different era. He hits on every subject that would be very politically incorrect today. Saying that, he was a genius (in his mind and others) on pretty forward thinking considering this was the early part of the 1900's!

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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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  • 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.

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  • yusuf
  • 10-21-21

True to the book. Epic read/listen

For people who want to buy this to read along with the book, I can confirm it’s 100% word for word as written in the book.
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Wow. Written in 1922 and is still relevant in this day and age.

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  • 10-31-21

The Foundational Modern Business Story

Henry Ford provides a riveting account of the development of the Ford Motor Company, and a case study of best business practices in manufacturing, management and finance. While living and working in an earlier time, Henry Ford shows that 'modern man' refers to an attitude to life and production rather than a time in history. I could imagine the narrator as Henry Ford himself, confident and commanding.

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  • 10-24-21

Brilliantly written and read, should be a compulsory school text

If people followed Ford's principles it would be a happier and prosperous place for everyone.