Everything I learned about entrepreneurialism I learned from Thomas Edison


“It’s never been done that way before, Thomas.” Oh how many times he had heard it before? Yet here he sat in his laboratory just try one more time to perfect his idea.

“Thomas, why not give up, the laboratory has burned down. Does not it say something?” There they were again, constantly complaining. He rebuilt and create something new when he went to create and in so many ways that the world was never the same.

The creative mind was Thomas Alva Edison and he came to be known as “The Wizard of Menlo Park”. This entrepreneur was responsible for such inventions phonograph, bulbs and distribution of electricity, among other things.

“Results! Why man, I’ve got a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won ‘t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

Edison was one of father time knew what it was like for his family. His first wife, Mary, died thirteen years after they married.

the end of life, Edison he held more than 1,000 patents for various inventions and improvements he brought to the world.

This inventor was the consummate entrepreneur. He could see the existing products and find ways to make them better. He found better uses for existing products with a few changes and he steadfastly refused to give up in the face of adversity.

Nikola Tesla, a contemporary of Edison said after the death of the inventor, “I was almost sorry witness of his works, knowing that just a little theory and calculation would have saved him 90 percent of the workforce. But he had a veritable contempt academic and mathematical knowledge, trusting himself entirely to the inventor’s instinct and practical American sense. “

What Edison did not know in education was made up for in dogged determination. Edison did not make it, he did not know the effect of what he wanted to achieve. Life Edison is remarkable object lesson for those involved in entrepreneurialism today

“I never did a day’s work in my life was all fun ..” -. Thomas A. Edison

Edison learned that most of us only dare to hope – for the passionate pursuit of life often provides its own rewards. We all have interests that can be reshaped to include self-employed and possibly business success while doing exactly what we enjoy the most.

“If we all did what we’re capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison


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