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Henry Ford

Apologies and Atonement

Victoria Saker Woeste | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Victoria Saker Woeste

The automobile corporation that bears Henry Ford's name is marking its 150th anniversary with a year-long celebration that includes many special events this summer. Yet neither these events nor the the Henry Ford Museum allude to the singular public apology Ford made in 1927.

Work in Progress

Greg Woodburn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The focus on non-profit organizations' overhead expenses as a top benchmark for performance has hindered capacity-building efforts and limited the entrance and retention of talent in the sector.

Henry Ford: Behind the Myth

Victoria Saker Woeste | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Victoria Saker Woeste

Henry Ford was an inveterate anti-Semite who used his company's money and resources to mass distribute a newspaper that defamed Jews. And yet, historians are reluctant to disturb the heroic image of Ford that continues to prevail more than 65 years after his death.


Frank A. Weil | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Frank A. Weil

The covered wagons of the early and mid 19th century that carried most of the Americans who opened the West became a ubiquitous symbol of grit, fortit...

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Tech Has Always Killed Jobs

AP | By BERNARD CONDON | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first. From textile ...

From the Five Dollar Day to the Fight for 15: How Push-Up Bras Can Support Chicago's Sagging Middle Class

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Parisian

What do Victoria's Secret sales associates have in common with the Ford factory workers? More than meets Christmas shoppers' eyes when they survey the scantily clad mannequins in the Michigan Ave. shop window.

Why Walmart and Big Retailers Should Pay Their Workers More

Bob Herbert | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Bob Herbert

Henry Ford famously decided in 1914 to pay many of his workers the then incredible sum of five dollars a day, which was substantially higher than the prevailing wage at the time. Ford's revolutionary approach to industrial wages should now be applied to America's retail sector.

Sink or Swim: Businesses Must Overcome 'Generational Divide' to Deliver Availability

Nelson Phillips | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Nelson Phillips

The failure to adapt to new ways of working and 24/7 availability will have a direct impact on a business's bottom line, as both customers and top employees look to jump ship to more dynamic organizations.

102-Year-Old Car Enthusiast Wows Crowds With 1930 Packard, Tales Of Neighbor Henry Ford

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.17.2012 | Fifty

Margaret Dunning may not officially be the oldest active driver, but with 94 years of experience under her belt, it's probably safe to say the "Belle ...

Henry Ford's Arithmetic a Timely Reminder

Harlan Green | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Republicans have forgotten Henry Ford, have forgotten that consumers make up 70 percent of all economic activity, and cannot boost the recovery with the diminished incomes of today.

Sharon Silke Carty

'Rosie The Riveter' Plant For Sale (Photos) | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

The plant where the real Rosie the Riveter worked on bomber planes during World War II has been saved from dismantling, even though the site would be ...

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Lately, the public mood has gone the opposite way. Simply put, we are told that we will all do better when most of us do worse.

Detroit Bike Buff Shares Story Of Scorchers, Paved Roads, Detroit Wheelmen

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.28.2012 | Detroit

Although it may be difficult to believe, bicycles were once nearly as popular as cars in Detroit. In fact, they helped pave a path that allowed the au...

Flying Cars And Beyond: A Look At Entrepreneurial Automakers Over The Years (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone and Drew Guarini | Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business

With roots tracing back to the 1800s, the modern auto industry grew out of the grand ideas of entrepreneurs like Henry Ford. Since the inception of wa...

Climate Change: Good for Business?

John Friedman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
John Friedman

So where are the opportunities? If we look at the traditional sectors, energy, construction and transportation one of the biggest things that leaps out to me is the idea of substituting and replacing raw materials using one thing that humans seem to be able to produce in abundance -- waste.

Most Bizarre Diets Of Healthy People | Posted 04.07.2012 | Weird News

Lots of people have their own personal diet plans, and nutritionists don't always agree on which one is best. Nutritionists do agree that everythi...

Leadership Lessons, Imported from Detroit

Josh Linkner | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Josh Linkner

We Detroiters have a choice. We can continue to point fingers, cry in our soup, and long for the days gone by. Or we can do something about it. We can own it, fix it, and rebuild it.

The Patriotism Reflex

David Macaray | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

We seem to have little capacity for sustained self-recrimination. Call it patriotism, call it blind optimism, call it "fogging the lens." American exceptionalism is alive and well.

The Genius of Steve Jobs: Knowing What People Want Before They Do

Gernot Wagner | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Economists consider what consumers want to be God-given. We don't dare question consumer preferences. They are what they are. Well, it turns out God h...

The Legacy of Steve Jobs

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business
Andy Ostroy

2011-10-06-Screenshot20111006at4.46.50PM.jpg Today we mourn the man, the mind and the memory.

Stock Tip: Be Worried. Workers Are Consumers.

Robert Reich | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

Every CEO of every company that continues to squeeze payrolls needs to understand they're shooting themselves in the feet. Where do they expect demand for their products and services to come from?

Wake Up! That's Your Life Passing You By

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

My experience working with thousands of people the world over suggests that most people won't even dream of a better life, much less take the action necessary to bring about their desired outcomes.

Detroit Auto Companies Struggle With Union Profit-Sharing Idea

Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Bernie Woodall) - Over the past two years, Ford Motor Co has roared back from the brink of failure, won accolades for its gains in qualit...

Honda Profits Set To Plunge By Over Three-Fifths

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Honda's profit for the fiscal year through March 2012 is expected to plunge 63.5 percent as vehicles sales slipped amid a parts shortage caus...