Success Often Starts with Failure
Chester Carlson’s early Xerox machines were rejected by 20 companies before he finally found a business partner. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before inventing the light bulb. There are many ... did not realize how close they were to success ...
Does Your Fear of Failure Stop You?
Most people who are successful in their work and their relationships have experienced many failures along their road to success. Thomas Edison is often quoted ... he would never have invented the light bulb! In order to achieve success in any area of ...
Never give up, never surrender
As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, “How did it feel to fail 1,000 times ... or ascending to the etheric realms, never give up, never surrender.
Patricia Deklotz: Education needs new way to succeed
Wisconsin became a state in 1848, and many of our classrooms still look the ... There's no shame in failing. Thomas Edison failed 1,000 times before inventing the light bulb, after all. I want our students to be more afraid of mediocrity and complacency ...
Edison the Inventor, Edison the Showman
This article was adapted from “The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World,” by Randall Stross, a contributor to The New York Times. The book ... was to be bestowed upon Thomas Edison. “He made it desirable by making ...