July 12, 2012 Leave a comment
The following is an article from Time Magazine.It is the best short write up I could find on the life of Henry Ford.This is probably the best thing you could read to understand Henry Ford other than his own autobiography Henry Ford: My Life and Work .You can get a copy here of the autobiography here:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7213
The only time I ever met Henry Ford, he looked at me and probably wondered, “Who is this little s.o.b. fresh out of college?” He wasn’t real big on college graduates, and I was one of 50 in the Ford training course in September 1946, working in a huge drafting room at the enormous River Rouge plant near Detroit.
One day there was a big commotion at one end of the floor and in walked Henry Ford with Charles Lindbergh. They walked down my aisle asking men what they were doing. I was working on a mechanical drawing of a clutch spring (which drove me out of engineering forever), and I was worried that they’d ask me a question because I didn’t know what the hell I was doing–I’d been there only 30 days. I was just awestruck by the fact that there was Colonel Lindbergh with my new boss, coming to shake my hand. Read more of this post