Character in Real Life - One-Minute Testimonials

CREATIVITY– A One-Minute Testimonial Announcement

Faith Committee, Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Contributed by Craig E. Beckley
Teacher, Moores Hill, Indiana

January 29, 2002


Automobiles were rare commodities in the early years of the 20th century. There were many companies all over the mid-west that were building expensive cars of dubious quality. The acceptable method of manufacturing was to build each car by a group of roving mechanics who moved from station to station where each individual automobile was assembled. In 1913 Henry Ford (1863-1947) found himself in need of a different approach to manufacturing. He wanted to produce a high quality automobile that was affordable to the general public. Ford came up with the idea of having the automobiles move, instead of the mechanics. This creative approach revolutionized the car industry, and it brought the cost down to a degree that the common citizen could own one at $450.00! Henry Ford found a new answer to a common problem. He had to think “outside the box”, as a common phrase goes. May God grant us the creativity to effectively solve the problems that we face in our own lives.

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