In 1908, Henry Ford mass-produced the motor vehicle for personal use and the Model T was born. Ford may not be the person to invent the first automobile, but his improvement in the assembly line conveyor technology was able to put the car together in 93 minutes made the mass production possible.
Although Ford’s achievement in the automobile industry was unquestionable, he did not make it all by himself.
Thomas Edison is commonly known as the father of invention and he is widely known for his electric light bulb invention. Similar to Ford’s assembly line technology improvement, Edison worked on perfecting the 50-year old idea of electric light.
Edison has successfully found a method that allowed the bulb to burn longer by using the filament.
So what do Ford and Edison had in common?
Well, Thomas Edison was the mentor for Henry Ford.
Ford sought advice from Edison in business and technology research. This is what the article says:
Henry Ford collaborated with Thomas Edison throughout much of his later career. When the Ford Motor Company took off, Ford constantly looked to Edison for advice about business strategy and technological research.
When Thomas Edison’s neighbors moved out, Ford wasted no time snatching up the 7-bedroom mansion. The wooden fence between the two great pioneers of American innovation was known as the “friendship gate.”
The moral of the story is that no one can succeed alone in this world. No man is an island. You need help from others in order to produce amazing results in life.
No matter what form of help, be it business advice or life mentoring, you need to input from someone who is more successful than you to make it faster and better.
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