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Information about Thomas Edison
Business & Mgmt

Published on August 19, 2009

Author: amirsaiftaz



Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison A name A legend A legend A person

Little Bio Born February 11, 1847 Place Milan, Ohio Died October 18, 1931 (aged 84) October 18, 1931 (aged 84) West Orange, New Jersey Occupation Inventor, scientist, businessman Religious beliefs R li i b li f Deist D it

Introduction (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)  An American inventor, scientist and  An American inventor, scientist and businessman who developed many devices  that greatly influenced life around the world,  that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture  camera, and a long lasting, practical electric  camera, and a long‐lasting, practical electric light bulb. 

Recognition Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park"  (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper  reporter, he was one of the first inventors to  apply the principles of mass production and  large teamwork to the process of invention,  and therefore is often credited with the  creation of the first industrial research  laboratory.

Recognition Edison is considered one of the most  d so s co s de ed o e o t e ost prolific inventors in history, holding  1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as  1 093 U S patents in his name as well as many patents in the United Kingdom,  France and Germany. F dG

Recognition R iti He is credited with  numerous inventions  that contributed to  mass communication and, in particular,  telecommunications.

Recognition His advanced work  s ad a ced o in these fields was  an outgrowth of his  an outgrowth of his early career as a  telegraph operator. t l h t

Recognition Edison originated the Edison originated the  concept and  implementation of  p electric‐power  generation and  distribution to homes,  businesses, and factories  ‐ a crucial development  a crucial development in the modern  industrialized world. industrialized world.

Remembrance Enjoy these inspirational words from  collection of Thomas Edison quotes.

Remembrance Let Mr. Edison inspire you not to give up. Let Mr Edison inspire you not to give up

Remembrance he is most  h i remembered for his  invention of the light  bulb.

Remembrance He persevered and had a positive  attitude when he faced challenges. 

Best Quotes I never did anything  worth doing by  g y accident, nor did any  y of my inventions  come by accident;  y y they came by work.  Thomas Edison 

Best Quotes Best Quotes Many of life’s failures  are people who did  are people who did not realize how close  they were to success  they were to success when they gave up.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Best Quotes I am not  discouraged, because  discouraged because every wrong attempt  discarded is another  discarded is another step forward.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes There is always a  better way.  y Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Best Quotes We don't know a  millionth of one  p percent about  anything.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Q Show me a  thoroughly  thoroughly satisfied man and I  will show you a  ill h failure.  Thomas Edison

Best Quotes There is no  There is no substitute for hard  work.  k Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Best Quotes Opportunity is  missed by most  missed by most people because it is  dressed in overalls  dressed in overalls and looks like work.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes The first requisite for  The first req isite for success is the ability  to apply your physical  to apply your physical and mental energies  to one problem  to one problem incessantly without  growing weary.  growing weary Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Best Quotes Genius is one per  cent inspiration,  cent inspiration ninety‐nine per cent  perspiration.  perspiration Thomas Edison

Best Quotes The three great  essentials to achieve  anything worth while  are,  first, hard work; second,  fi t h d k d stick‐to‐itiveness; third,  common sense.  common sense Thomas Edison 

Best Quotes To invent, you need a  T i t d good imagination and  a pile of junk.  il f j k Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Best Quotes Anything that won't  sell, I don't want to  ll I d 't tt invent. Its sale is  proof of utility, and  f f tilit d utility is success.  Thomas Edison Th Edi

Best Quotes As a cure for  A f worrying, work is  better than whiskey.  b tt th hi k Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Q I have friends in  overalls whose  friendship I would  p not swap for the  favor of the kings of  the world.  Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Q We shall have no  better conditions in  the future if we are  satisfied with all  those which we have  p at present.  Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Being busy does not always  mean real work. The object  of all work is production or  accomplishment and to  accomplishment and to either of these ends there  must be forethought,  system, planning,  l i intelligence, and honest  purpose, as well as  perspiration. Seeming to do  is not doing.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Our greatest weakness  g lies in giving up. The  most certain way to  succeed is always to try  l just one more time.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Results! Why man, I  y have gotten a lot of  results. I know of several  thousand things that  h h h won't work.  Thomas Edison Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Best Quotes Discontent is the first  necessity of progress.  necessity of progress Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Be courageous. I have  Be courageous I have seen many depressions  in business. Always  America has emerged  from these stronger and  more prosperous. Be  brave as your fathers  before you. Have faith!  before you Have faith! Go forward!  Thomas Edison

Best Quotes Everything comes to him  Everything comes to him who hustles while he  waits.  waits. Thomas Edison

Thank you,  Th k

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