Rivers of Hope

By Ifeanyi Igbokwe

In October 1908, Ford introduced the Model T. He had done his homework extremely well and had taken his time to make it far more advanced in technology and design, easier to repair, more innovative and most of all cheaper. He knew quite well that the working classAmerican of his day needed a car but often they could not afford it so he gave them the Model T.

It was a phenomenal success. In just a few years about half of the cars on American highways and elsewhere came from Ford. He had produced over fifteen million copies of this easy-to-drive car and had begun to think the model would last forever. While his competitor were busy building faster, more durable and better cars Ford could not bring himself to think he would ever need to make another model. While away on holiday, his workers improved…

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