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In the age of mass production, a man could change the world with a single idea. Henry Ford had several. With the Model T, Ford was not the first to conceive of a car for the masses, but was the first to accomplish it. Other ideas that made the Model T possible, including the moving assembly line and the five-dollar day, weren’t originally his ideas either. But Ford made them his own by being the first to make them work. He was often credited for inventions not entirely his own, much like Ford’s hero Thomas Edison. To hear his critics tell it, Edison never had an original idea either.

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Read more about Henry’s parting shot here


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