Henry Ford

Chalk failure up to experience, then move on to your next idea

Chalk failure up to experience, then move on to your next idea

William Zeckendorf, the American property developer who died recently, is not well known in Hong Kong, but he is credited with literally shaping and transforming Manhattan with his buildings.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 5:20am 1 comment

Bare with me

Designer Tom Ford likes to get naked. Apparently he once conducted an interview with a journalist entirely in the buff and has been known to appear in magazine shoots in nothing but his birthday suit.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Fairy-tale settings

American industrialist, and part-time anti-Semite, Henry Ford, certainly liked the English country cottage look. He tried to buy a whole street of them - Arlington Row, in the Cotswold village of Bibury.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Working from home not even a remote possibility for Hong Kong's office society

PAST PREDICTIONS FOR our technical future that have gone wide of the mark are provoking smiles.

In 1940, Henry Ford insisted we were on the verge of the flying car. We should have been deep into interstellar travel by now and robots should be cleaning our houses.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

The man who changed the way things are made

When motor cars were first made they were expensive. Customers had to place an order with a manufacturer and wait for their car to be built especially for them. Cars were a luxury that only the very rich could afford. But one man thought of a different approach. He wanted cars to be affordable to everyone.

26 Mar 2003 - 12:00am