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Henry Ford

             Henry Ford was one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in .
             creating the automobile assembly line, it was his controversial .
             characteristics and unorthodox approach towards administrating the .
             Ford Motor Company which resulted in the conglomeration of one of the .
             most successful corporations in the world. At the turn of the century .
             everything was booming! The growth of the economy and stock market .
             increased the job opportunities as well as morals. As a result of .
             this industrial revolution, out of the woodwork came a humble yet .
             driven man, Henry Ford. Between the five dollar/day plan, his .
             policies on administrating the company, and his relations with his .
             customers, Ford was often presented as a suspicious character. This .
             controversial behavior epitomized the success of the company, it did .
             not lead to his own downfall as many suspect. The Anti-Semitic .
             accusations, and the belief that Ford was taking advantage of his .
             customers, were by far overshadowed by his brilliance and strong hand .
             in running his company.
             Of course, there were not always supporters of Henry Ford. If .
             fact, there were many critics, critics who believed that Henry Ford .
             was so controversial that it prevented the potential of Fords from .
             becoming greater than it is today. By the mid twenties the Ford's was .
             already the worlds most successful automobile company, but their great .
             reputation would soon decline. Fords $5/day plan for all employees .
             signified the overwhelming success of the company. Many believed this .
             success was short-lived with the new policies dealing with the workers .
             which soon followed. With the need to increase production and lower .
             costs, in the mid 30's Ford cut all Ford worker's wages in half. .
             Workers were expected to work faster, and harder. Department heads .
             were ordered to ban all talking and whistling while work was in .
             progress. All of this was a ploy by Ford to make sure he knew every .

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