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Today and Tomorrow
by Henry Ford
He turned an automobile into an industry, transformed the world of farming with a tractor, and launched the airplane into a new era of mass production. Ford didn’t just revolutionize transportation; he completely transformed the way we work, the way we create, and the way we live. He achieved the impossible equation of improving product quality and reliability while cutting the cost in half, yet often doubling the wages and standard of living for his employees at the same time.
Ford also invested in the future by equipping people who had no foreseeable future. That included educating and training orphans and at-risk youth at The Henry Ford School for Boys. This new version of Henry Ford’s book Today and Tomorrow features an interview with 88-year-old Phil Morgan. Phil was one of those “Ford School Boys” who went on to a successful life and career thanks to the famous car maker who built more than just automobiles. Phil is one of the few people still alive who actually knew and was directly helped by Henry Ford himself.
Henry Ford’s Today and Tomorrow continues that mentoring tradition in true Ford fashion. It’s like an assembly line for building success after success and has been churning out great achievers for nearly a century. Ford’s vision was to create a timeless reminder that the work ethic and inspiration of his day could be multiplied, molded, and imprinted on the innovative minds of tomorrow.
Now you can finally enjoy this newly annotated and illustrated version of the vintage 1926 Henry Ford classic adapted for today’s digital devices.
Introduced by author, businessman, and internationally recognized expert on lean manufacturing, Paul A. Akers, Today and Tomorrow by Henry Ford is timeless wisdom for a modern digital age. Now available in print… as well as eBook and digital audio-book for the first time.
1973 Toyota Production System Manual
This is part of the LEAN Classics Collection… a series of monumental business books recognized as part of the vital foundation for continuous improvement. This is achieved by the elimination of waste along with improvement in quality, efficiency, safety, and creativity… creating the greatest productivity and value for businesses, workers, and ultimately the customers.
LEAN Production traces its origin as far back as Benjamin Franklin through documented examples in Poor Richard’s Almanack. Henry Ford cited Franklin as a major influence on his own business practices, which included Just-in-time manufacturing. It then traveled the globe and was further improved upon by many, especially in Japan. This AudioBook is an example of that. Individuals like Kiichiro Toyoda (founder of the Toyota Motor Corporation), and Taiichi Ohno (Author of this classic manual), exemplified the continuous pursuit toward mastery of LEAN production.
This simple manual is a shining example of LEAN management and productivity as exemplified in TPS (The Toyota Production System). The concepts from this groundbreaking manual helped put Toyota on the international map by building a new and improved reputation for efficiency, quality, and integrity. These concepts can be applied to nearly all forms of business, production, and management.
Special Thanks to Toyota Motor Corporation.
Edited English version adapted by Mark Warren.
Narration by Jason Michael.
Audio/Video production by Greg Otterholt for Hook & Pan Productions.