Usually when you start a sentence, "High school dropout leaves home at 16", it doesn't end well, right?
Well, that sentence describes none other than Henry Ford! "Well, that's Henry Ford!", you say, "Of course he changed the world and made millions - he was special!"
Connect with this fact, the additional knowledge that Mr. Ford’s most rapid strides became noticeable, from the time he became a personal friend of Thomas A. Edison, and you will begin to understand what the influence of one mind upon another can accomplish. Go a step farther, and consider the fact that Mr. Ford’s most outstanding achievements began from the time that he formed the acquaintances of Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs, and Luther Burbank, (each a man of great brain capacity), and you will have further evidence that power may be produced through friendly alliance of minds.
There is little if any doubt that Henry Ford is one of the best informed men in the business and industrial world. The question of his wealth needs no discussion. Analyze Mr. Ford’s intimate personal friends, some of whom have already been mentioned, and you will be prepared to understand the following statement:— “Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with whom they associate in a spirit of sympathy and harmony.”