Jan 8, 2023Liked by Scott Monty

Edison was such a strange dichotomy of a man. His team’s speed to market with inventions was dizzying. But with nearly equal fervor was his jealousy and hatred of Nikola Tesla.

Edison had the standard scientific approach: hypothesize, then test until success.

Tesla was a singular genius who could see the end results in his head. It drove Edison mad that Tesla was not only a one-man show, he was almost always right the first time, and his ideas were so advanced for the time, to this day, some of his military applications remain secret.

Edison’s greatest weapon against Tesla? Marketing. Edison was a born showman and knew how to work a crowd and the press.

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