Frederick winslow taylor gave up going to college and started out as an apprentice pattern maker and machinist in 1875, joined the Midvale Steel Company in Philadelphia as a machinist in 1878, and rose to the position of chief engineer after earning a degree in engineering through evening study
He invented high-speed steel-cutting tools and spent most of his life as a consulting engineer. Taylor is generally acknowledged as the father of scientific management. Porobably no other person has had a greater impact on the early development of management
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Content Source: MANAGEMENT,/ A Global Perspective / Heinz Weihrich & Harold Koontz / Eleventh Edition/ page 14