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Daemon
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Soichiro Honda (1906)

The Honda name is known worldwide thanks to Soichiro Honda. In 1946, in the aftermath of World War II, the self-taught Japanese engineer founded the Honda Technical Research Institute—now the Honda Motor Company—and began manufacturing motorcycles. Bolstered by success, he soon began producing cars. His company's clean-burning CVCC engine spurred an automotive revolution, and his cars won a large share of the US market. What mischievous business scheme got Honda in trouble as a schoolboy? More...
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What mischievous business scheme got Honda in trouble as a schoolboy?

Soichiro created a stamp to forge his family seal out of an used rubber bicycle pedal cover. The fraud was soon discovered when Honda started to make forged stamps for other children.

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I like this kid...he might not have done well with traditional means of education but he was pretty bright to come up with a way to make money at an early age, even if it wasn't exactly ethical. Whistle

Some of the brightest minds today were horrible students when it came to traditional ways of learning...someday I hope we can embrace non-traditional learning modes for the many children who fall into this category. Way to go Soichiro!
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 6:31:46 AM

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We had Honda trail bikes & a pair of trikes when I was a kid. I'd ride around the paddock, which is now covered with 47 townhouses. God no, I'm talking about 'the old days'. What happened to me? d'oh!
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best engines out there
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 11:35:07 AM

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I'm pretty sure you have to be self-taught if nobody's willing to teach engineering classes in post-World War II Japan. Pretty sure.
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 3:55:02 PM

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In my early years of motorcycling, c.1958, riding on my Triumph,I saw the Honda bikes as something interesting but no threat to or heaver bikes but then Harley Davison shops began to push the bikes and with that kind of money & backing behind Honda plus the quality of the bike itself, they really "took-off".
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NeuroticHellFem should pass the chocolate and tell us more!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:48:49 AM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
We had Honda trail bikes & a pair of trikes when I was a kid. I'd ride around the paddock, which is now covered with 47 townhouses. God no, I'm talking about 'the old days'. What happened to me? d'oh!



Same thing that happened to me, but with better weather. Angel
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