Freedom

It resides at the heart of every American business.

The history of capitalism is a history of freedom. Businessshould be a liberating experience for all involved, and ourgreatest businesspeople have understood this. Freedom has been atthe heart of the American business experience, starting withBenjamin Franklin and going through the present day. Business isindeed one of the greatest forces for liberation the world has everknown.

Excerpted from At Work With Thomas Edison: 10 Business LessonsFrom America's Greatest Innovator

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