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Science and U: Henry Ford vs. Experts - A Neighbor's Choice

David Gornoski

Physicist Dr. Weiping Yu returns with the first Science and U segment this new year. Dr. Yu comments on NASA and Space X's plan to rescue astronauts from the ISS; a startup's geoengineering project; coal-like material transformed to amorphous graphite and nanotubes in simulations; the thoughts of Henry Ford; and more. Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com


6 Jan 2023

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Hello Healthcare: Heather Geisler, Chief Marketing Officer at Henry Ford Health System

Healthcare NOW Radio Podcast Network - Discussions on healthcare including technology, innovation, policy, data security, telehealth and more. Visit HealthcareNOWRadio.com

Drive the Consumer Experience with Data, ft. Heather Geisler, CMO, Henry Ford Health SystemHealthcare is uniquely positioned to transform the healthcare consumer experience. There are so many advantages in healthcare – they have more data on patients than other industries have on their customers. They have an opportunity to interact with them in meaningful ways, and there is a huge opportunity to engage patients along the entire journey. Even within this highly regulated industry, there are a lot of opportunities that other industries don’t have. Join Heather Geisler, Chief Marketing Officer at Henry Ford Health System, and host Chris Hemphill as they explore the intersection of the consumer journey, branding, and the patient experience.Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen/


25 Oct 2022

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How Henry Ford’s Populist Attitude Led Him to Share Tech With Enemies, With Stefan Link

Innovation Files: Where Tech Meets Public Policy

Midwestern populism caused a ripple effect that extended to open technology transfers and exchanges between Ford Motor Company and both Soviet and Nazi specialists. Rob and Jackie sat down with Stefan Link, Associate Professor of History at Dartmouth University, to discuss Henry Ford and his “open door policy” regarding methods and engineering. Mentioned:Stefan J. Link, Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020).Mario Daniels and John Krige, Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2022).


3 Oct 2022

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#266 Henry Ford's Autobiography


What I learned from rereading My Life and Work by Henry Ford.--Support Founders sponsors: Tegus is a search engine for business knowledge that's used by founders, investors, and executives. It's incredible what they're building. Try it for free by visiting Tegus.and Sam Hinkie's unique venture capital firm 87 Capital. If i was raising money and looking for a long term partner Sam is the first person I would call. If you are the kind of founder that we study on this podcast and you are looking for a long term partner go to 87capital.com--[7:45] True education is gained through the discipline of life.[8:00] Land's Polaroid: A Company and the Man Who Invented It by Peter C. Wensberg. (Founders #263)[9:40] Reading this book is like having a one-sided conversation with one of the greatest entrepreneurs to ever live who just speaks directly to you and tells you, “Hey this is my philosophy on company building.”[12:40] His main idea is that business exists for one reason and one reason only —to provide service for other people.[12:50] Everything I do is serving my true end — which is to make a product that makes other people's lives better.[13:47] A sale is proof of utility.[15:00] The sense of accomplishment from overcoming difficulty is satisfying in a way that a life of leisure and ease will never be.[16:00] I think Amazon's culture is largely based on one thing. It's not based on 14. It's based on customer obsession. That is what Bezos would die on the hill for.  —Invest Like The Best: Ravi Gupta[20:04] Later Bezos recalled speaking at an all-hands meeting called to address the assault by Barnes & Noble. “Look, you should wake up worried, terrified every morning,” he told his employees. “But don’t be worried about our competitors because they`re never going to send us any money anyway. Let’s be worried about our customers and stay heads-down focused.” — The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (Founders #179)[20:40] Henry Fords philosophy: Get rid of waste, increase efficiency through thinking and technology, drop your prices and make more money with less profit per car, watch your costs religiously, when needed bring that business process in house, and always focus on service.[21:15] Money comes naturally as the result of service.  —Henry Ford[21:56] Churchill by Paul Johnson. (Founders #225)[22:10] Churchill tells his son “Your idle and lazy life is very offensive to me. You appear to be leading a perfectly useless existence.”[23:45] 3 part series on the founder of General Motors Billy Durant and Alfred Sloan:Billy Durant Creator of General Motors: The Story of the Flamboyant Genius Who Helped Lead America into the Automobile Age by Lawrence Gustin. (Founders #120)Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, A Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History by William Pelfrey. (Founders #121)My Years with General Motors by Alfred Sloan. (Founders #122)[24:16] Henry Ford's ONE idea that was different from every other automobile manufacturer:He was determined to concentrate on the low end of the market, where he believed that high volume would drive costs down and at the same time feed even more demand for the product. It was a fundamental difference in philosophy.  — Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, A Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History by William Pelfrey. (Founders #121)[25:50] There must be a better way of doing that. And so through a thousand processes.[27:59] The only way to truly understand what you're doing is to do it for a long time and focus on it.[28:30] It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game that you've been playing all your life. — Mickey Mantle[32:25] One idea at a time is about as much as anyone can handle.[35:45] Picking up horse shit used to be a job.[37:30] That is the way with wise people — they are so wise and practical that they always know to a dot just why something cannot be done; they always know the limitations. That is why I never employ an expert in full bloom. If ever I wanted to kill opposition by unfair means I would endow the opposition with experts. They would have so much good advice that I could be sure they would do little work.[38:20] I cannot say that it was hard work. No work with interest is ever hard.[40:45] None of this works unless you bet on yourself. And usually you are not in the best position when you have to make this decision.[49:59] The most beautiful things in the world are those from which all excess weight has been eliminated.[50:15] Rick Rubin: In the Studio by Jake Brown. (Founders #245)[54:10] I can entirely sympathize with the desire to quit a life of activity and retire to a life of ease. I have never felt the urge myself.[55:30] I don't wanna make a low quality cheap product. I wanna make a high quality cheap product. To do that he's literally got to invent the ability to mass produce cars —which did not exist before Henry Ford.[56:00] A principle rather than an individual is at work. And that the principle is so simple that it seems mysterious.[56:25] He says if we can save 10 steps a day for each of the 12,000 employees that I have, you will save 50 miles of wasted motion and misspent energy every day. The way Ford’s brain works is very similar to the way Rockefeller's brain works. — Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow. (Founders #248)[58:25] What a line! : No one ever considers himself expert if he really knows his job. A man who knows a job sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressing forward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficient he is. Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings a state of mind in which nothing is impossible.[59:10] I refuse to recognize that there are impossibilities. I cannot discover that any one knows enough about anything on this earth definitely to say what is and what is not possible.[59:30] Not a single operation is ever considered as being done in the best or cheapest way in our company.[1:01:05] Continuous improvement makes your business likely to survive economic downturns.[1:05:27] “The definition of business is problems." His philosophy came down to a simple fact of business life: success lies not in the elimination of problems but in the art of creative, profitable problem solving. The best companies are those that distinguish themselves by solving problems most effectively. — Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer. (Founders #20)[1:06:38] The best companies are those that distinguish themselves by solving problems most effectively.[1:06:53] That is the point that Henry Ford is making. You should thank your stars for the problem that you're having because once you solve it, you will now have better problem solving abilities. And therefore it's likely over time, that your company becomes more successful as a result of you being forced into this very difficult position to actually grow and acquire these new skills, because business is problems.[1:08:45] Lucas unapologetically invested in what he believed in the most: himself. —George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones. (Founders #35)[1:12:35] Henry Ford distilled down to five words: maximum service at minimum cost.[1:18:52] Every advance begins in a small way and with the individual.—Get 60 days free of Readwise. It is the best app I pay for. I could not make Founders without it.----“I have listened to every episode released and look forward to every episode that comes out. The only criticism I would have is that after each podcast I usually want to buy the book because I am interested so my poor wallet suffers. ” — GarethBe like Gareth. Buy a book: All the books featured on Founders Podcast

1hr 27mins

8 Sep 2022

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Season 4 Episode 6: Moment of Truth Featuring Antwan Williams, Vice President of Operations with the Henry Ford Health System

Follow The Brand Podcast

How to build wealth by investing in our children is how Antwan Williams finds value. He stresses the importance of learning the value of saving and writing down your goals through his new Children’s book Mansa Little Reminders. Antwan also spends a lot of time on Strategic growth initiatives as a healthcare executive to understand the underlying financial impact on his community.  He brings a genuine optimistic spirit to challenge the status quo and cares about people.  The oldest of ten, he leads the way to impact more communities beyond his own. Antwan believes in  Self-reflecting to better understand what he wants in life. He puts in the research to become a high-performing healthcare executive and forever learner. Antwan D. Williams is an Author, leader in healthcare, and servant to the community.  His book, Mansa's Little Reminders, is a financial literacy gem for kids everywhere. Antwan is currently with Henry Ford Health as Vice President of Operations with the Wyandotte Hospital. He is also co-founder of The Advancement League. A membership ecosystem known for career development, community impact, and their annual Young Health Leader Summit. Before serving in his current role, Antwan served as Executive Administrator for Allied Health and Support Services for Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies and the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children at Orlando Health.Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Antwan joined Orlando Health from the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania, where he directed numerous service line initiatives, including serving as the Executive leading the systems’ emergency departments across the 12-hospital campus portfolio.Antwan earned his Bachelor of Science in business management at Florida State University and his Master's degree in health services administration at the University of Central Florida.https://www.henryford.com/www.5starbdm.com


24 May 2022

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From Henry Ford to Gidget the Raccoon: Ted Yoder’s Journey with the Hammered Dulcimer

The Craft Brewed Music Podcast

Ted Yoder has been called "the Bela Fleck of the hammered dulcimer" and was 2010's National Hammered Dulcimer Champion.  His cover of Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" went viral, racking up 53 million views in 4 days (currently well over 100 million!).  Ted tells the truly captivating story of his journey with this unusual instrument.   Read and hear more at www.tedyoder.com Craft Brewed Music® The music discovery app that streams music for serious listeners. Available at the App Store and Google Play http://www.craftbrewedmusic.com The Craft Brewed Music Podcast Music interviews for serious listeners. Available on all major podcast platforms. https://www.podlink.to/CBMPodcast


2 Mar 2022

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Episode 73: Channeling History - 22.02.20 - Henry Ford

Channeling History

Henry Ford, the great American Industrialist speaks of his life and gives his opinions of our modern times. He answers many difficult questions including his anti-Semitism.  


21 Feb 2022

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330 - Fordlandia: Henry Ford's Failed Utopia (with Cass Paige)

Do Go On

In the 1920s Henry Ford was one of the richest and most famous people in the world when he decided to set up the "perfect" city in the middle of the Amazon in Brazil. What could go wrong? Everything....Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: dogoonpod.com or patreon.com/DoGoOnPodSubmit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/Submit-a-TopicSee us live: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2022/shows/the-quiz-showSee Matt live: https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2022/shows/honk-honk-hubba-hubba-ring-a-ding-dingTwitter: @DoGoOnPodInstagram: @DoGoOnPodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.comCheck out our other podcasts:Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheatPrime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/Listen Now: https://play.acast.com/s/listen-now/Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader ThomasREFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/aug/19/lost-cities-10-fordlandia-failure-henry-ford-amazonhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/world/americas/deep-in-brazils-amazon-exploring-the-ruins-of-fords-fantasyland.html?auth=login-email&login=emailhttps://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/books/review/Macintyre-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0https://www.damninteresting.com/the-ruins-of-fordlandia/https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105068620https://www.amazon.com/Fordlandia-Henry-Fords-Forgotten-Jungle/dp/0312429622https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Motor_Companyhttps://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/henryford-antisemitism/https://www.britannica.com/science/rubber-chemical-compoundhttps://www.al.com/living/2013/01/post_89.htmlhttps://connecticuthistory.org/charles-goodyear-and-the-vulcanization-of-rubber/#:~:text=Even%20Goodyear's%20success%20was%20short,in%201860%2C%20%24200%2C000%20in%20debt. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 44mins

16 Feb 2022

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E5: Solocast - Henry Ford - American Manufacturing Heroes

The Industrial Movement

Welcome to our first-ever solocast! And who better to focus on for our first installment, than the legendary manufacturing innovator, Henry Ford. Henry Ford’s impact on manufacturing is well documented, from mastering the moving assembly line to perfecting vertical integration in America, and his legacy is visible all around us. In today’s episode, we discuss not only hisachievements in manufacturing but also how his empathy and social conscience informed hisdecision-making. Tuning in you’ll learn about his early life in Dearborn Michigan, his move toDetroit at the tender age of sixteen, and the eventual founding of the Ford Motor Company.Hear how Ford’s obsession with efficiency led to incredible innovations that would take theproduction time of a Ford Model T from a standard twelve hours to a staggering ninety-threeminutes per car! We also discuss Ford’s immense investment in a massive historical outdoorvillage in Dearborn Michigan, where he used his wealth to acquire historically significant items from around the country. Ford had a huge impact on American and global manufacturing, but he also ushered in crucial changes in working conditions for thousands of Americans, the results of which we can still see today. We appreciate everything that Ford contributed to our society and it’s a pleasure to feature him on our very first solocast!


4 Feb 2022

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164 - Wright Lassiter III, Henry Ford Health System CEO & AHA Chairman, on Supporting our Healthcare Workforce and Conceptualizing the Future of Hospital Care

A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Wright Lassiter is the President and CEO of the Henry Ford Health System, overseeing the $6.6 billion integrated health system comprised of five acute care hospitals, three behavioral health facilities, a regional health plan and a wide range of ambulatory, retail and other health services across Michigan. Wright is also the 2022 Chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, becoming the top-elected official of the national organization representing America’s hospitals and health systems.  In our discussion today, Wright and I consider the future of America’s hospitals, and the innovation and disruption that’s shaping healthcare today.


31 Jan 2022