Henry Ford

NPR's Snigdha Prakash profiles one of the most important entrepreneurs of the century, Henry Ford. By the time, he designed the Model T in 1908, Ford was well into his forties, a one-time race car driver, who'd twice gone into car manufacturing, but failed each time. The Model T was a hit, though, and it launched a revolution in the way we produce things. It paved the way for a new middle class, and it changed the face of America, as a new network of roads was built to crisscross the continent and Americans became the most mobile people in the world.

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