Edison and Innovation Blog

Learning Innovation from Thomas A. Edison
April 16, 2013

Three Years of Blogging about Edison and Innovation

Author: Don Mangum, Jr. - Categories: Become More Innovative, Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison - Tags: , , ,

Three years ago this week Norwell Consulting began blogging with Thomas Edison and Innovation in mind.  In our first post we stated that, “Our articles will contain practical suggestions that are applicable to what our readers do every day.  We hope you find it useful and interesting.”  From our point of view we have been very successful.  The first week the blog was read by only a few clients and family members.  Now, more people read the blog each day than did in the first month, and each post is read by people from all over the world. 

We thought this week we would look back at some of our favorite posts from the last three years.  If you have not read them before, or even if you have, go take a look.  You will be glad that you did.

Edison and other innovators have a lot to teach us.  Here Time Magazine tells us why.

Why Is Edison Relevant Today?

Steve Jobs may be the closest example we have to a modern day Edison.

Steve Jobs:  Looking Into Your Future

Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison–World Class Innovators

Learning about and becoming more innovative can be fun.  Here is an example.

Getting into the Habit of Innovation

July 1, 2010

Why Is Edison Relevant Today?

Author: Don Mangum - Categories: Thomas Edison - Tags: ,

By now, most of you have probably heard that Time Magazine’s Ninth Annual History Special features Thomas Edison.  Perhaps you have already seen or purchased the issue.     

Time’s managing Editor, Rick Stengel, writes that they chose Edison “because we need his example now more than ever.”  He adds, that “Though we live in a time of great innovation, the US is in danger of losing its pre-eminence in science and technology.  American investment in research and development has not increased as a percentage of GNP since the 1980’s, while the government’s share has been declining.  And this at a time when China is rapidly increasing its commitment to R&D.  The U.S. was once among the leading nations in the ratio of science and engineering grads to its college-age population.  Now it ranks near the bottom of the 23 nations that collect such data.  We hope that Edison’s story might not only stimulate innovation but also inspire more young Americans to study science and engineering.”

As a help, we have added the link to the articles.  Once there, you can subscribe to 6 weeks of Time magazine for $1.99.  That will give you electronic access to the articles on Edison.  Or, you can access the articles on your iPad, if Time is one of your apps.  Or, if you’d rather, you can pick up a copy of the Time magazine Edison issue for $4.95.

To view the articles Click Here