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The Heartbeat of Invention: How Pacemaker Creator Wilson Greatbatch Saved Countless Lives

“Failure is a learning experience, and the guy who has never failed has never done anything” – Wilson Greatbatch 

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Failing for Success: Henry A. Ford

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry A. Ford

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Failing for Success: Nikola Tesla

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.” – Nikola Tesla

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Failing for Success: The Wright Brothers

Orville and Wilbur Wright are the emblem of soaring new heights. That’s why the crew of Apollo 11 took a small piece of wood from the Wright Flyer, the first successful aircraft, to the surface of the moon. It’s also why two states – North Carolina, where the successful flight took place, and Ohio, where the Wright Brothers called home – officially honor the historic achievement with their standard license plates

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Leap Year Calendar – An Ancient Example of Failing for Success

It’s easy to take for granted the days, weeks, and months that structure our modern calendar. But when you stop to think about it, as you may have on the rare February 29th, our calendar is pretty remarkable. Especially because the calendar was designed – and redesigned – in ancient times, long before the sophisticated, modern inventions that allow us to more accurately mark our place in space and time. 

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Failing for Success: Robert Goddard

"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace.” – Robert Goddard

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Failing for Success: Thomas Edison

“I have gotten lots of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work!” – Thomas Edison

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Failing for Success: Benjamin Franklin

Founding Father, inventor, politician, diplomat, scientist, and author: Benjamin Franklin is one of American history’s most significant figures. Even a cursory look at his career reveals groundbreaking accomplishments. However, Franklin’s success didn’t come without challenge, mistakes, and in a few cases failures.

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