Successful inventor, scientist and businessman, Thomas Edison changed the world. For Feb. 11, what would have been his 170th birthday, let's take a moment to acknowledge his achievements and what we can learn from them.
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Although he’s most recognized for the invention of the light bulb, his successes go much further. From the phonograph to the motion picture camera, without Edison, the world would be a different place. But just like any entrepreneur today, Edison tried and failed many times, learned from his experiences and never gave up. His persistence is a model for all of us.
Take a look at this short slideshow, courtesy of First Utility -- and be amazed by his inventiveness and learn what you can take from his legacy.