Henry Ford Paved The Way

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Henry Ford Paved The Way    

“It is better to sell a large number of cars at a reasonably

small margin than to sell fewer at a large margin of profit . . .

It enables a large number of people to buy and enjoy (the car)

and give a large number to men employment at a good wage.

Those are two aims I have in life.”

 Henry Ford 1863 -1947, Founder of Ford Motor Company               


As I see it . . . . . . .

Henry Ford paved the way


Henry Ford was an innovator and created the first affordable automobile in American, a car the people could afford to own.


But he also did something else that was very interesting that has slipped into the pages of history.


He felt that the work force in his automobile plant should be able to afford to own the cars they where building.


At the time the wages for an auto worker would not be enough for them to own a car.


Henry Ford changed the standards for the wages for the auto workers and the work force at Ford Motor Company became the highest paid in workers in the industry.


Henry ford paved the way for Americans to afford to own a Ford and the Ford work force to own a car that they were building. Henry Ford was a good businessman and the outcome was a win – win situation for car buyers, his work force and his business.


©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Also the big box store way ala WalMart. It works though! 

Aug 21, 2012 01:08 PM #1
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Great post! Ford has long been a hero of mine... love the Henry Ford museum in Detroit, Michigan. A lot of people don't realize the other industries he was a pioneer in. He truly did lead the way not only in automobiles, but in part in the industrialization of the US. He was a man who wasn't interested in the status quo or standing still. He had to constantly be innovating. What a great role model.


Aug 21, 2012 01:26 PM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I am not the greatest advocate of Henry Ford. He did have one quote, that I thought was brilliant. He said, "If you think you can or you think you can't, you are probably right".

Aug 21, 2012 06:45 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Henry Ford paved the way.......amazing what he did for his workers, car buyers and the car industry.

Aug 21, 2012 07:37 PM #4
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Henry Ford made a lot of money allowing others to make a good wage! Hard to argue with his premise.

Aug 21, 2012 08:44 PM #5
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Henry Ford was a pathfinder of his time. His thinking was so far ahead of his competitors, contributing greatly to his success.

Aug 21, 2012 09:24 PM #6
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Henry Ford was way ahead of his time as Rich said. He came up with a totally different management concept that is still a great model today.

Aug 21, 2012 09:28 PM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

One of the first book reports I did as a kid was on Henry Ford...such an amazing man....here his words show that again

Aug 21, 2012 11:49 PM #8
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Lou - Henry Ford definitely paved the way and made his mark in history.

Aug 22, 2012 12:53 AM #9
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