Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On Perseverance and Determination

The Atlantic takes a look at the inventor for the Supersoaker's other development that apparently could make solar power cheap - and I'm a sucker for a good entrepreneurial story. The inventor, Lonnie Johnson, has a quote hanging above his desk attributed to Calvin Coolidge worth noting:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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