21st Century: Query 125 (Thomas A. Edison)
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~ Thomas A. Edison was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures. These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, have had a widespread impact on the modern industrialized world. He was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of organized science and teamwork to the process of invention, working with many researchers and employees. He established the first industrial laboratory: Menlo Park (New Jersey) research laboratory.
How can serial failure help an achiever succeed?
Conversely, how can serial failure frustrate someone and lead him or her down a dark road to ultimate failure?
How does Edison use humor to arrive at a universal truth?