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Thomas Edison Leadership

Dec 02, 2014





  • 1. Leader

2. Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 inMilan, Ohio. When he was young he developed a hearingproblem. His mother taught him by herself until hebegan to do it himself without going to school. He was constantly studying and experimenting. When he was 13, he sold newspapers, and learnedhow to use a telegraph. When he was 16, he worked as a telegrapher fulltime. 3. In 1879 he made the first practical electric light bulb.On September 4, 1882 Thomas Edison opened the first commercial powerstation. It provided electricity for homes within 1 square mile.He built a lab at West Orange, and it opened in November 1887. It wasdesigned to be the largest and best-equipped laboratory with 5 buildings.Thomas Edison worked at this lab until his death.In 1889, he formed Edison General Electric. 4. Honoring a Lifetime of AchievementEdisons role in life began to change from inventor and industrialist to cultural icon, asymbol of American ingenuity.In 1928, the United States Congress voted Edison for a special Medal of Honor.In 1929, Edison was given by Henry Ford at Greenfield Village, Fords new Americanhistory museum, which included a complete restoration of the Menlo Park Laboratory.Attendees included President Herbert Hoover and many of the leading American scientistsand inventors. He died on October 18, 1931. 5. Thomas Edison wanted to find a better and less expensive way to produce light. Atthis time, people used oil or gas lamps for lighting. These lamps were expensiveand posed a risk of starting a fire. 6. It changed the way the world listened to music.He continued to experiment with the phonograph.One day, he placed a small phonograph inside a doll. Acrank attached to the doll was turned, and the doll playednursery rhymes. It was the first talking doll. 7. Edison Company developed its own projector, known as the Project scope, andstopped marketing the Vita scope. The first motion pictures shown in a "movietheater" in America were presented to audiences on April 23, 1896, in NewYork City. 8. I choose him as a leader becauseHe turned darkness into light (light bulb),gave a machine a voice (phonograph),made pictures to move (movie projector). 9. He was a great inventor and a hero recognized by society .On October 21, the night of his funeral, people turned off their lights for oneminute to honour the Wizard, Thomas 10. Perseverance Continued steadily his beliefs on his work. Had self- confidence on his inventions created. Never gave up in improving his inventions and tookall the opportunities to learn new things in hisexperiences through different places of learningprocesses. 11. Communication Was intelligent in transmitting his creations throughcommunication. Smart to realize that any invention wasnt worthanything if people didnt love it. Challenged to develop better his discoveries.Brought all the companies starting to make hisinventions together into one corporation. 12. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percentperspirationBeing busy does not always mean real work. The object ofall work is production or accomplishment and to either ofthese ends there must beforethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honestpurpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is notdoing