Henry Ford II: 1917-1987: My Name Is on the Building

* Henry Ford II: 1917-1987

As the grandson of the founder of the Ford Motor Co., Henry Ford II bore one of the most powerful names in American business. He used it wisely to save the second largest U.S. automaker in its dark days after World War II. He used it arrogantly when he put down executives who dared to contradict him by reminding them, "My name is on the building."

During the 35 years that he ran the firm, Ford gathered around him men who became important leaders in their own right. Among them: Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson...

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