Deferential admiration does little to serve ROK readers. Lessons from a prolific man of historical significance like Henry Ford however; are of great value. What can we learn from Henry Ford? What were his core teachings? Lessons from My Life and Work by Henry Ford contain truths that can guide a man to success, wealth, and fortune.
1. Work Will Set You Free
“The man who has the largest capacity for work and thought is the man who is bound to succeed.”
There are endless self-improvement blogs, videos, and courses available for men online. These resources are masturbatory unless they result in action. There is no secret to success. You must put in the work.
“The Natural thing to do is work— to recognize that prosperity and happiness can be obtained only through honest effort.”
“It is men’s labour that makes the harvest what it is.”
“…thinking first of money instead of work brings on fear of failure and this fear blocks every avenue of business — it makes a man afraid of competition, of changing his methods, or of doing anything which might change his conditions.”
“Every man is better for a period of work under the open sky.”
2. Titles Mean Nothing
When you work for a startup company, you can ascribe yourself any title you want. When I worked for a startup in college I was Regional Manager and Vice President of our three-man company. Titles are meant to a evoke status and hierarchy. Sometimes they can be misleading. Other times they can be infuriating to subordinates— especially when the title isn’t indicative of a man’s character and capabilities.
“Not only is a title often injurious to the wearer, but ...
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