Now, I’m not saying that everyone has the potential to earn billions of dollars. But every single successful person I know has the same approach as Ford. They’ve worked for free, interned, worked in minimum wage service jobs, cleaned floors, and cold called.
I know a lot more unsuccessful people who’ve done (and are doing) this. This whole “let yourself be exploited and one day you’ll catch a break” cargo cult really irks me… works great if you’re an employer though.