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Henry Ford

UF 100 Genius Presentation
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Brittany Osnower

on 1 May 2013

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By: Brittany Osnower, Caleb Richards, Feras Babge, Abdulmajeed Alanazi, and Kendra Rainey Henry Ford Our Definition of Genius A genius takes something already invented & revolutionizes it , making the object or idea something that the average person can use and ultimately depend on . Basic Life Information His works have lasted the test of time .
Ford’s foundations create today's manufacturing methods and automobile production today .
He set the standard for employee care and pay in the automobile manufacturing field .
Worldwide contribution .
At age 83, Henry Ford dies in his Dearborn home. Works Cited Henry Ford birthplace - Greenfield Village. Photograph. N.d. N.p. Web. 24 Apr. 2013.
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Young, Edward. "Conjectures on Original Composition." Eighteenth-Century English Literature. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969 (1759). 876
Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Judgement. Trans. Werner S. Pluhar. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1987. 175
Howe, Michael J. A. "Inventing and discovering." Chap. 8 in Genius Explained. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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Super CARS. "Ford Model T." YouTube. YouTube, 07 Nov. 2008. Web. 28 Apr. 2013. Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Greenfield, Michigan .
His mother died when he was 13 years-old .
At 16, he left home to work in a steam engine factory .
He also worked a second job as a watch repairer.
In 1899, Ford worked as a superintendent in an automobile company which failed due to lack of sales . Although Ford had a great deal of help in perfecting mass production, he is still the one usually given credit for it. Early Work Ford's Business Genius Work Historical Significance After 4 years of hard work and much instruction from the Edison Electric Lighting and Power Company , he built and ran his first car in Detroit on June 4, 1896.
In 1901, Ford won a well-publicized race at an average sped of 70.1 km/hr (43.6 mph).
On June 16, 1903 the Ford motor company was established thanks to the donations of a wealthy coal dealer.
In 1913, a moving assembly line was established for magnetos . Ford incorporated many previously existing ideas to add to his assembly line which included: flat and suspended conveyor belts , sources of electricity to put into the car's magnetos (battery), and a sequential division of labor.
Ford had a philosophy that if his workers were treated better, they would work more efficiently.
He was very selective about his employees.
Henry Ford shocked America when he started paying all of his employees $5 per day .
His business philosophy was so big that it was headline news in many different newspapers all around the country . Henry Ford once said "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently .”
In today's society, a genius takes something already invented and revolutionizes it .
Ford convinced the American public that they needed a car.
The personal vehicle became affordable worldwide thanks to Ford's business .
He revolutionized the assembly line which has had a worldwide influence. Ford's Genius - Today In Howe's "Genius Explained", he declares, "It is doubtful whether there are any geniuses who have not greatly profited from the efforts of their predecessors."

Kant even says that, "Genius is the innate mental predisposition (ingenium) through which nature gives rule to art ." Ford was naturally drawn to machinery at a young age which supports Kant's statement about nature .

We argue that Ford had what Edward Young refers to as infantine genius as well as adult genius . His engineering prowess was nurtured by his surroundings. His business genius seems to have been given to him at birth .
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