Edsel Ford: What might have been – Robert Sherefkin @automotivenews

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Had Henry’s son been given more power and more time, the company would have a different look today

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Henry Ford was the pivotal manufacturing genius of the 20th century. His mass production of the automobile changed the world. But his populist obsession with simple people who wanted simple machines for a rural lifestyle anchored him to outmoded ideas that debilitated Ford Motor Co. What if Henry had retired and turned over control to his son in 1926?

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