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Current Day Innovators
I think it's really a mindset. You have to decide. We're going to try to do things differently. Well, provided that they're better. You shouldn't do things differently just because they're different. They need to be different or better. But I think you have to sort of decide. Let's think beyond the normal stuff and have an environment where that sort of thinking in encouraged and rewarded and where it's okay to fail as well. Because when you try new things, you try this idea, that idea, (CLEARS THROAT). Well, (CLEARS THROAT) a large number of them are not gonna work, and that has to be okay. If every time somebody comes up with an idea it has to be successful, you're not gonna get people coming up with ideas.
Co-Founder, Apple Computer
Wozniak's inventions and machines are credited with contributing greatly to the personal computer revolution of the 1970s.
In 1962, Shelby designed the Cobra sports car and went on to become one of the premier high-performance automobile designers.
Founder, Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford's innovations, such as the Model T and the development of the modern assembly line, revolutionized the way the world travels.
Prolific Inventor, Change Agent
Thomas Edison is one of the most prolific inventors who ever lived. His breakthroughs have had a profound effect on virtually every aspect of daily life.
Wilbur and Orville Wright
When it came to the problem of flight, Wilbur and Orville Wrights' systematic approach led to insights that simply eluded their contemporaries.
Visionary of Solar-Hydrogen-Based Economy
Ovshinsky, together with his wife, Iris, developed an array of energy and information-related inventions that have advanced technologies and industries.
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