Strategies for Creativity from one of the Greatest Inventors ever & the founder of General Electric
from Strategic Busness Stream 7/13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Today, I will be sharing with you some of Thomas Edison’s quotes and business lessons. I hold the advice and words of Edison in high esteem because it was on these same words that General Electric – one of the most powerful companies in the world – was founded. But before we learn from Thomas Edison, let’s take a quick review of his bio.
Short Bio of Thomas Edison: Edison was labeled dumb & scatterbrained by his school teachers but he went on to become one of the world’s greatest inventors ever. He founded General Electric; one of the most powerful companies in the world. Edison is on our list of “school drop-out $Billionaires. Born in 1847, between the age of 12 and 15 worked on the railroad selling snacks & printing his own newspaper + doing Chemical experiments. At the age of 15, he went to work for the telegraph company and worked there till he turned 22. At this age in 1869, Edison received his first patent, prospered with more inventions and went on to construct his own Laboratory in New Jersey, 1876. [The first R&D Facility in the world] He invented the phonograph in 1878; invented the electric bulb in 1879 and on to install a complete DC electrical system in New York in 1882. Edison is usually best remembered for his incandescent light bulb invention & his unyielding persistence. Below are some of Edison’s quotes, business lessons & strategies for creativity.
Thomas Edison’s Quotes: Strategies for Creativity from the founder of General Electric
1. “Anything that won’t sell, I don’t want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility & utility is success.”
2. “Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always, America has emerged from these stronger & more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward.”
3. “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
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