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Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.
At age 12, Edison set out to put much of that education to work. He convinced his parents to let him sell newspapers to passengers along the Grand Trunk Railroad line.
Thomas began publishing his own small newspaper, called the Grand Trunk Herald. The up-to-date articles were a hit with passengers.
This was the first of what would become a long string of entrepreneurial ventures where he saw a need and capitalized on opportunity.
Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931) may be the greatest inventor in history. Many of his inventions still have a major affect on our lives today.
From childhood, Edison loved to experiment, especially with chemicals. He received his first patent in June 1, 1869 for the stock ticker.
In the 1870s, he sold the rights to the quadruplex telegraph to Western Union for $10,000. This gave him the financial backing to establish a proper research laboratory and extend his experiments and innovations.
He amassed a record 1,093 patents covering key innovations and minor improvements in wide range of fields:
- electric power;
- motion pictures;
- storage batteries;
- cement technology;
- mining technology.
As important, he broadened the notion of invention to encompass what we now call innovation-invention, research, development, and commercialization-and invented the industrial research laboratory.
New day, new page, new beginning.
His inventions changed the world forever. They still influence the way we live today.
Edison Electric company was a pioneering company for delivering DC electricity directly into people’s homes.
Edison worked until his death on October 18, 1931.
Be courageous! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation….
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