Wisdom to Inspire Inventors

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Wisdom to Inspire Inventors

May 31, 2016

Thomas Edison said that genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. Anyone who’s tried to transform an idea into a product knows that ratio holds true for invention. While innovation may begin as a flash of genius, it takes hard work to move from idea to proof of concept to working product, and there are moments of both failing and rejoicing along the way.

Whether you’re a lone inventor or working at an innovative company, you can find encouragement and support in the inventor community and those who’ve survived the journey from Eureka! moment to finished product.

As National Inventors Month draws to a close, fuel your invention inspiration with words of wisdom from inventors past and present.

 

For more inspiring insights from the inventor community, check out our Behind the Breakthrough series.

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