“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.” Samuel Butler The Patent Race ended in a courtroom. In 1775, Richard Arkwright, ever the astute entrepreneur, patented an assortment of machinery for manufacturing cotton. Before long, much to his dismay no doubt, he was beset by a series of court cases that challenged his patents. […]
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“The spinning wheel made England into a powerhouse.” Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-in-chief, MAKE We like to choose sides. It makes everything less complex because we allow ourselves to identify emotionally with something we value deeply. We cheer for a home team to show loyalty to our community. We give to a special cause because we believe […]
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” Arthur Schopenhauer There is a distinct cachet attached to the word “genius” for therein lies the suggestion that whomever possesses this gift transcends the realm of mere mortals. While many attempt to quantify and qualify the “genius” […]
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