Saturday, March 22, 2008
A Matter of Perspective
Few people carve a niche in what they do not because of just talent or ability many a times due to their character too.I happened to read abt Thomas Edison recently, and this incident made a mark in my mind.He was 67 yrs old and his youthful days of experiments and findings have passed by.His laboratorywas virtually destroyed in a big blaze and not much could be secured.His son franctically searched for him in the fire, but much to his suprise saw his father rather calmly admiring the fire.Next morning when his workers were disgusted about the event,he consoled them saying, there is a great value in the disaster.'All our mistakes have been burnt up.We can start afresh now:)'.A month or so later he delivered his first phonograph, the best of his achievements.Well, it was another news to me that he was the first person to have a patent of about 1000 inventions, Not just electric bulb.When he was asked abt his experinece of inventing bulb he told, I' learnt 101 ways of how not to make a bulb'!!