“Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.” Adam Smith The Industrial Revolution is a story about transforming the workplace. Without this perspective, it is difficult to […]
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“My father told me, never have partners.” Howard Hughes The Richard Arkwright narrative integrates many themes, from innovation and development to human rights and international trade. But it is first and foremost a story about people who lived within a time of unprecedented growth and expansion. What were their thoughts, their responses, their hopes and […]
“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie Richard Arkwright was destined to be called the “Father of the Industrial Revolution.” It is an appropriate title in many respects for he possessed the organizational ability to fit all of the “pieces of […]
“I wear the chain I forged in life….I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Every year at this time, I watch “A Christmas Carol” and consider the relevance of the […]
“It was an odd situation. For a century and a half, men got rid of their own hair, which was perfectly comfortable, and instead covered their heads with something foreign and uncomfortable. Very often it was actually their own hair made into a wig. People who couldn’t afford wigs tried to make their […]
“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” Cicero The Industrial Revolution did not happen overnight; rather it was a series of innovations that began in the second half of the 18th century that came together in a synergistic flow that […]
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