Thomas Edison Essay Examples

This I Believe: Self-Determination

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas A. Edison I believe that if you have self-determination then there is no such thing as failure, only improvements. This means that if I work hard enough and put my mind to it, I can do it. I may not reach… View Article

Andrew Carnegie – Villain or Hero?

Andrew Carnegie once said, “No man can become rich without enriching others.” The U.S. was between wars, inventions, technology, and also successful movements with one another. As business offered the best chances, certain people became well known, due to what they created. For example, Thomas Edison; who invented the light bulb had become “famous” along… View Article

Genius Definition

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. * Spoken statement (c. 1903); published in Harper’s Monthly (September 1932) * Variants: * None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent… View Article

Responsibilities of Parents Towards Their Children

Beethoven’s composer said Beethoven “as a composer is hopeless.” Beethoven was deaf in his 20s. Beethoven composed music despite that and went on to become one of the best known figures for Western Classical Music. Albert Einstein didnt speak till he was four.During his school times , Albert Einstein was considered to be mentally retarded…. View Article

Why College Education Is Important To You

Returning to college is not an easy task to take on with a family and full time employment in a financial field. Returning to college takes time, which is what people with busy lives wish they always had more of. Making the decision to return to further your education, means that a person has goals… View Article

The ‘War of Currents’

The competition between George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison to supply electricity to cities in the late 1880s is often called the ‘War of Currents’, as this battle ultimately decided which type of current became the standard for the generation of electricity today. Due to different advantages and disadvantages, Edison promoted direct current (DC) for electric… View Article

The Impact Of Technology On America in The Late 1800’s

After the Civil War, there was a surge of new technology in the United States. Inventors like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell made new and exciting things that changed the way life was. Thanks to things like the Bessemer process, industry soared and big businesses were formed. Labor unions too were affected by this… View Article

Company Analysis of General Electric

Running a company often centers on the idea of considering both positive and negative factors in order to then hand down executive decisions accordingly. To best understand the strengths and weakness of any given company, one must understand its base operations and the scope of industry in which the firm exists. In doing so, one… View Article