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Thomas Edison’s To-Do List, 1888
Thomas Edison’s To-Do List, 1888

What ink for the blind has to do with marine telegraphy and electrical pianos.

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How Ignorance Fuels Science and the Evolution of Knowledge
How Ignorance Fuels Science and the Evolution of Knowledge

“We judge the value of science by the ignorance it defines.”

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People-Dependent Technology: Designing with Our Highest Ideals for One Another
People-Dependent Technology: Designing with Our Highest Ideals for One Another

“…design everything on the assumption that people are not heartless or stupid but marvellously capable, given the chance.”

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Free Radicals: How Anarchy and Serendipity Fueled Science, from Newton to Tesla to Steve Jobs
Free Radicals: How Anarchy and Serendipity Fueled Science, from Newton to Tesla to Steve Jobs

How Goethe fueled Tesla, why Newton pricked his own eye, and other lessons in breaking the rules of science.

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The Idea Factory: Insights on Creativity from Bell Labs and the Golden Age of Innovation
The Idea Factory: Insights on Creativity from Bell Labs and the Golden Age of Innovation

Successful innovation requires the meeting of the right people at the right place with just the right problem.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: A Story of Passion and Possibility
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: A Story of Passion and Possibility

What bamboo poles and bicycle chains have to do with sparking the spirit of entrepreneurship.

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