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Failing for Success: Henry A. Ford

Henry Ford is one of the most renowned entrepreneurs in history. Before his success, Ford encountered failure during production of his first automobile. Nonetheless, Ford used these failures to instruct his future success as an inventor and a businessman.


Failing for Success: Nikola Tesla

An inventive force so great that 73 years after his death, he remains a household name. His alternating current (AC) is still the standard for global power transmission.


Leap Year Calendar – An Ancient Example of Failing for Success

When you stop to think about it, as you may have on the rare February 29th, our calendar is pretty remarkable since it was designed – and redesigned – in ancient times.


Failing for Success: Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard embraced failure to advance rocket technology. He’s the subject of our latest “Failing for Success” today on the Insights blog.


Introducing “Failing for Success”

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out some of these stories alongside personal anecdotes from IV inventors and innovators in our brand new series: “Failing for Success.”


Failing for Success: The Wright Brothers

Today on Insights we look at how the failures of the Wright Brothers ultimately led to their success as the inventors of the world’s first successful airplane.


Failing for Success: Thomas Edison

In today’s “Failing for Success,” we take a look at a few of Thomas Edison’s failures, which ultimately became footnotes of his wildly successful career.


Failing for Success: Alexander Graham Bell

March marks the quick succession of two important anniversaries in the life of Alexander Graham Bell and though we think of his invention as one that changed the course of history, success for Bell wasn’t always smooth.


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.


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

A spark can trigger a life-changing idea for an inventor in a minute, and 60 seconds is all it takes for an inventor to make a huge mistake. In some extraordinary cases, perhaps both phenomena can occur in that same moment in time.


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