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It was once said In order to succeed the desire for success should be greater than the fear of failure Henry Ford exemplified this behavior long before this was spoken Henry Ford was one of the most influential innovators and entrepreneurs of the twentieth century Henry was a simple farm boy who learned through repetitive trial and error From this ford revolutionized the automobile industry helped to build America during the early vulnerable years and became one of the richest well-known individuals in American history Today society still views Henry ford as a forefather and saint to the working men and women It is often forgotten that he started his journey with obstacles and failures Henry Ford was born on July 30th 1863 on his fathers farm in Michigan Henrys father had always hoped his children would take over the farm once he had passed Ford on the other hand grew tired of the hard tedious labor of the farm This inspired Henry to improve the basic farm machinery they owned to make their work simpler yet efficient His fascination with mechanics grew as his mother would encourage his behavior Often Henry would disassemble and reassemble to further his understanding of how each part functioned At the age of sixteen Henry left his fathers farm to become an apprentice machinist and years later became chief engineer of Edison illuminating company With his new job title Henry had more time and money to spare on his experiments of the gasoline engine During this time there were many inventions and much talk of a horseless carriage Henry felt the pressure to complete his experiment of a gas propelled horseless carriage He accomplished this with the ford quadricycle Investor quickly took notice and eagerly wanted to mass produce Henrys quadricycle Henry knew that the prototype needed several improvements to live up to his standards Unfortunately his investors were too impatient and money motivated to allow Henry the time
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