ford-model-tObserving the step-by-step meat cutting assembly line at a Chicago meat packing plant helped Henry Ford create assembly line manufacturing of automobiles around 1913.

From meat to motorcars! What a leap!

His innovation reduced assembly time of the Ford Model T from 12 hours down to 90 minutes. Accordingly, the price of the Model T dropped from $850 to less than $300. Eventually, Ford built a Model T every 24 seconds and sold more than 15 million worldwide by 1927, accounting for half of all automobiles then sold.

Ford saw new ways by watching others and adapting from them. I’ve adapted lots of training ideas from Seth Godin’s writings. His blog post, which follows, helps us see new ways!

In search of metaphor – by Seth Godin

“The best way to learn a complex idea is to find it living inside something else you already understand.

“This,” is like, “that.”

An amateur memorizes. A professional looks for metaphors.

It’s not a talent, it’s a practice. When you see a story, an example, a wonderment, take a moment to look for the metaphor inside.

Lessons are often found where we look for them.

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