Known as “The Wizard of Menlo Park,” Thomas Edison easily fits this description. With over one thousand patents to his name, he was renowned for his hard work and for persistence. “I have not failed,” he argues, “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” What impact did Edison’s attitude have on his ability to be an innovator? What lessons can we take away from Edison’s attitude and work ethic?

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