I just finished a book about the Ford Motor Company. I thought most of Ford's ideas for business were his own, but apparently he had experts who taught him business techniques.
One of his business plans was to bump the people on the auto assembly line up to a wage of $5.00 per day. Then he started a sociological plan to help his workers give up bad habits like alcohol, get stable living quarters, and live a healthy life. Then they could have money to purchase products and Ford cars too. I guess his idea worked out as planned. He went through the plan, do, study and act.