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Leadership Lessons: Thomas Edison

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Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most extraordinary innovators and entrepreneurs to ever walk the earth. In 1876, he opened America's first research laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey, promising to produce "a minor invention every ten days and a big thing every six months or so." He kept his extravagant promise. In the next decade alone, he invented the phonograph, the incandescent light, the Dictaphone, the mimeograph machine, the electric power-plant dynamo, motion pictures, and electric transmitters. Here, in this short-form book, is his unforgettable story, with lessons for business people everywhere.

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