Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Best Entrepreneurship Quotes, Week 34

"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed."

Henry Ford, founder, Ford Motor Co. (1863-1947)

Speaking of imagination: just imagine how different the North American automobile industry might look today if it had held on to Henry Ford's vision.

Put value first, profit second.

2 comments:

Virtual Assistant said...

You are making Henry Ford as Hero

Rick said...

Henry Ford was a hero.

He is credited with inventing mass production and the franchised dealer system. His factories created a new economic model that lifted the working classes out of poverty. He created affordable autos for all. He was a lifelong advocate for peace, yet his vehicle, armament and aircraft plants did more than any others to win World War II.

And he left almost all his wealth to a charitable foundation.

Yes, he had personal flaws. (You can read all about them on Wikipedia.) But we could use more of his kind of leadership today.