Encyclopedia of History of American Management

Davis, W. (1987) The Innovators: The Essential Guide to Business Thinkers, London: Ebury Press. Ford, H. and Crowther, S. (1930) My Friend Mr Edison, London: Ernest Benn. Israel, P. (1998) Edison: A Life of Invention, ...

Author: Morgen Witzel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781847144690

Category: Business & Economics

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Containing more than 250 entries, this unique and ambitious work traces the development of management thinking and major business culture in North America. Entries range from 600 words to 2500 words and contain concise biographical detail, a critical analysis of the thinkers' doctrines and ideas and a bibliography including the subject's major works and a helpful listing of minor works.


New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1930; London (as My Friend, Mr. Edison): Ernest Benn, 1930 GARBIT, F. J. The Telephone—Edison's Speaking Phonograph. In Dana Estes, ed. Half-Hour Recreations in Popular Science, Series Two.

Author: Ronald Clark

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781448210275

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a patent every two weeks of his adult life, was the most famous American of his day. Only now, however, is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to access fairly his achievements and his often controversial business and working methods. In Edison: The Man Who Made The Future, first published in 1977, Ronald Clark describes the inventors early untutored upbringing, his struggles in the industrial jungle which grew up in the aftermath of the American Civil War, and his vital contributions to what became the motion picture industry. A prolific inventor in his own right, he was also a developer of other men's ideas. A pacifist, he became President of the U.S. Naval Consulting Board in the First World War. Thrusting, enquiring, and determined to leave his mark on history, he was, perhaps, the archetypal American of his era.


Ford, his family, and his company were the subjects of a 1986 biography by Robert Lacey entitled Ford: The Men and the Machine. The book was adapted in 1987 ... Apparent co-edition, 1930, as My Friend Mr. Edison, London, Ernest Benn.


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Ford, Henry; Crowther, Samuel (1930). "Edison as I Know Him". New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation. Apparent co-edition, 1930, as My Friend Mr. Edison, London, Ernest Benn. Republished as Edison as I Knew Him by American Thought and ...

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The Inventor s Secret

My Life and Work. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1922. Ford, Henry, and Samuel Crowther. My Friend Mr. Edison. London: Ernest Benn, 1930. Reprint, Whitefish, MT. Kessinger, 2003. Page references are to the 2003 edition.

Author: Suzanne Slade

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781607347637

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

The Vital Few

This is considered to be the “official” biography; Henry Ford, in collaboration with Samuel Crowther, My Friend Mr. Edison, London, Ernest Benn, 1930. A collection of Ford's reminiscences concerning Edison, together with a description ...

Author: Jonathan Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199938131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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The Vital Few, a study of the contribution of entrepreneurs to the American economy, provides portraits of the men and women whose individual enterprise has helped to establish the character of the American businessperson and to carry our economy forward from colonial times. Examining such legendary figures as William Penn, Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and J. Pierpont Morgan in their social and economic environment, Jonathan Hughes illuminates each period of American economic history and provides insights into the workings of American business and the special qualities required of its super-achievers. Taking into account such dramatic changes in the economy as the explosive growth of government and the puzzling effects of "stagflation," Hughes has now expanded his original volume. The new edition includes two additional biographies and a short essay on the nature of bureaucracy in both the government and the private sector. Both biographies are of "bureaucratic entrepreneurs", whose work in the federal government represents the two most prominent trends in government economics. Mary Switzer's 48-year career demonstrates the ways in which the modern welfare state has developed. First a catalyst then a major force in establishing social programs and institutions, she is in large part responsible for the existence of the American welfare state. Marriner Eccles's career, on the other hand, shows the evolution of "compensatory" fiscal and monetary policies from the New Deal to the Korean War. A self-made millionaire who was appointed to a high-level job in the federal government, Eccles quit his post after 1950, convinced that American economic policy was hopelessly inflationary and economically destructive. With these new additions, The Vital Few, long a source of inspiration and economic interest, is more accessible and useful than ever.

Dangerously Sleepy

6, 1926, 26; Frank Stockbridge, “Seven Pioneers in Industry Who Started Turning the World Upside Down,” New McClure's, 63, 110; Henry Ford with Samuel Crowther, My Friend Mister Edison (London: Ernest Benn, 1930), 59–61, 72–75, 84–86.

Author: Alan Derickson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812208771

Category: History

Page: 256

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Workers in the United States are losing sleep. In the global economy a growing number of employees hold jobs—often more than one at once—with unpredictable hours. Even before the rise of the twenty-four-hour workplace, the relationship between sleep and industry was problematic: sleep is frequently cast as an enemy or a weakness, while constant productivity and flexibility are glorified at the expense of health and safety. Dangerously Sleepy is the first book to track the longtime association of overwork and sleep deprivation from the nineteenth century to the present. Health and labor historian Alan Derickson charts the cultural and political forces behind the overvaluation—and masculinization—of wakefulness in the United States. Since the nineteenth century, men at all levels of society have toiled around the clock by necessity: steel workers coped with rotating shifts, Pullman porters grappled with ever-changing timetables and unrelenting on-call status, and long-haul truckers dealt with chaotic life on the road. But the dangerous realities of exhaustion were minimized and even glamorized when the entrepreneurial drive of public figures such as Thomas Edison and Donald Trump encouraged American men to deny biological need in the name of success. For workers, resisting sleep became a challenge of masculine strength. This lucid history of the wakeful work ethic suggests that for millions of American men and women, untenable work schedules have been the main factor leading to sleep loss, newer ailments such as shift work sleep disorder, and related morbidity and mortality. Dangerously Sleepy places these public health problems in historical context.

My Friend Mr Edison

This is a new release of the original 1930 edition.

Author: Henry Ford


ISBN: 1494121913


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This is a new release of the original 1930 edition.

A Better Moustrap

13 . Reviews of Ford , Henry and Crowther , Samuel , My Friend Mr. Edison ( London , 1930 ) . Bookman , LXXII ( October , 1930 ) , xiv . " Ford on Edison , " New York Times Book Review Section , September 14 , 1930 , p . 25 .

Author: Wyn Wachhorst


ISBN: STANFORD:36105025645156

Category: National characteristics, American

Page: 992

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