One of America’s formidable business successes. In July 2005, the last Ford Thunderbird rolled off the assembly line. There are many models still around today and the legacy of Henry Ford and his highly successful business still lives on.
Born on a farm, Henry’s journey took him to Detroit, where he built the first mass-produced vehicles – the Model T, the Model A and the system of ’Fordism’. ie the introduction of the assembly line. He was an entrepreneur and an outstanding business man with a global vision. Henry Ford was committed to lowering costs, increasing supply and possessed forthright and sound business skills. What can we learn from Henry Ford’s success story?
In June in1896, Henry Ford introduced his Quadricycle to America and proudly drove it along the streets of Detroit. It was the first automobile he designed.
His talent for invention and machines is inspirational, and combined with his remarkable business sense, saw him enjoy much global success. Not just and engineer, Henry was also a business man full of drive and commitment.
- Begin by meeting the man himself through our unique BioView® story. Everyone will be immediately captivated as they hear Henry tell his own story .
- Follow up with a discussion on how Henry Ford’s business sense created a world-wide successful entity.
- Discuss his creativity in instigating the first ‘production line’ and what effect it would have on his business (and that of many businesses to come).
- Do you have amazing ideas? Write a short business plan outlining the concept, how you plan to begin the project and how you will finance it. Over the coming weeks, each student can submit their business plan to their peers for open discussion.
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