“To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate”. (The Social System, 1826) From the … Continue reading Outliers & The Man from Wales
Mark Frauenfeder, Editor-in-chief, Make, wrote the “The spinning wheel made England into a powerhouse.” The spinning wheel in question, however, was not a home-style spinning wheel that resided in a … Continue reading Mighty Machines
“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 … Continue reading Claims & Counterclaims
“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 … Continue reading The Patent Race
“My father told me, never have partners.” Howard Hughes The Richard Arkwright narrative integrates many themes, from innovation and development to human rights and international trade. But it is first … Continue reading Reeds, Clocks & Wigs
“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie Richard Arkwright was destined to be called the “Father … Continue reading Who Gets the Credit?