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Henry Ford

Biography Assignment
Econ 220 – Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Geoff Malleck
Submitted By:
Salvatore Curcio ID#20300001
Jenna Ortwein ID#20383970
Matthew Montgomery ID#20338248
Fatima Munir ID# 20239890
Kyle Georges ID# 20298815
“People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black.” - Henry Ford

“All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the single spark of individuality that makes him different from other folks, and develop that for all he is worth. Society and schools may try to iron it out of him; their tendency is to put it all in the same mold, but I say don't let that spark be lost; it is your only real claim to importance.” - Henry Ford

What made Henry Ford…

Questions & Answers
From a very young age, what characteristics and events were significant in foreshadowing Henry Ford was a truly innovative engineer with a love for machinery?

When Ford received his first watch at the age of 13, unlike most adolescents, he took the watch apart to analyze the mechanical components of it. Ford was seen to all people as inherently curious, which was a key characteristic for engineering the fuel powered vehicle. Another significant event that peaked Ford’s interest was the first time he saw the self propelling tractor that carried farm equipment. It is clear that these early childhood inspirations led to the man he eventually became, with all his accomplishments.

In 1919, Henry Ford bought out his stockholders in order to be the personal dictator of Ford. Do you think that this is ideal choice for Ford and for any growing entrepreneur?…...

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