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Edison, Thomas (1847–1931)

  • By: David B. Sicilia
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. inventor and entrepreneur

Thomas Alva Edison was the greatest inventor in modern history. Since his rise to fame in the 1870s he has been one of history's most mythologized figures. The richness and complexity of his work, combined with the legends ...

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