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.


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.