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The book that has inspired entrepreneurs for generations, not only is My Life and Work by Henry Ford a memoir of an American icon but it also shows the spirit that built America. Written in 1922, this work provides a unique insight into the observations, ideas, and problem-solving skills of this remarkable man.

Public Domain (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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It is a great book - Highly recommend it!

It is very useful book, particulary to those who want to build an organisation. Ford shows how he's built his Ford Motor Company and outlines his philosophy for mass production. He also touched on on the challenges he faced througout his work and how he overcame them. This book, also, serves as a motivational book for entrepreneurs.

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Love this book! ä

So much useful information that is so relevant today and probably always will be ! Henry Ford a very intelligent person.

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  • 28-02-19

Surprising. The man is incapable of fluff.

I wasn't expecting a philosophy book. No preamble. No foreplay. No lube. No time for screwing around. Should be called "My Work and Work."

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-02-18

Henry Ford’s thoughts And philosophy

Great book, inspiring and it was written in 1922. Most of the things he says apply today!

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  • Lenny
  • 16-06-20

Impressive book

It’s very enjoyable book and I change my opinion about Henry Ford. I would like to recommend everyone to read this book
Thank you

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  • 05-05-20

From Zack Epperson

This book is so so so good absolutely loved it I would recommend this book to anyone how loves car’s like me thank you.

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  • 29-09-19

buy the paper book instead

it's an interesting historical book. word explains his ideas about how factories should work and how to correctly use labor and money to build a business. If it was not for the humanity of the workers at his ideas would probably work well. I was told that he is a racist and was not offended in this book.

The narrator is impossible to listen to. I think he's trying to do some kind of character actor but he's essentially yelling at the listener and its very wearing after a time

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  • Dries Duvenhage
  • 30-01-21

A must read for all businessmen and engineers

Written 100 years ago, this book is still relevant today. Henry Ford seems hard headed and tough, but his values of work and dedication endure till this day. He didn’t take short cuts.

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  • Shafiq
  • 07-01-21

Wise

Ford was a wise man. I enjoy thinking and finding wisdom. I got a lot of logic and philosophy out of this read.

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  • Omar El Aawar
  • 24-11-20

Emotionally Wrenching & Highly Inspirationals

Loved every minute of this book, The Beauty of Fords Personality, his true devotion to social impact, his high intellect on business & economics. This mans story exceeded all my expectations and above all it feels like he's reading his own story to us not the narrator which is brilliant

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  • Jasim
  • 17-05-21

Immortal words

Henry Ford wrote an outstanding memoir of his life and the business he runs. The book talks about society in the United States and modern capitalism. We learn a lot from how businesses thrive and what workers go through in the assembly line. This book also lays down the foundation to how capitalism in the United States shaped the gilded age, and how the average American can no longer be poor. Overall its historical and educational and highly recommend it.

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  • Jorge G
  • 12-05-21

Genio

Definitivamente Henry Ford fue un genio y visionario, creo que hay mucho que aprenderle y hay que saber interpretar toda la sabiduría de sus palabras ya que en muchos casos no es tan evidente.