The Power of Someone Who Believes in You

Playing host to family visiting me in southwest Florida recently I took my guests on a tour of the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in Fort Myers. I had never realized before that that the two men knew each other, much less had homes right next door.

But what fascinated me the most was hearing that Ford actually worked for one of Edison’s companies in Detroit. And in fact, Ford had been tinkering with an invention he called the Quadricycle when he met Edison, who saw the potential and encouraged young Henry to “Keep at it.”