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The Wizards of Menlo Park

Thomas Edison greatest innovation was to bring together the brightest minds to collaborate, exchange ideas, and work in creative ways to solve problems.

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Mar 16, 2020 • 23 min read
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Team Building
Collaboration
Group Dynamics
Creativity
Trust and Transparency
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Summary

The master stroke of Edison was he brought together some of the brightest minds to collaborate, exchange ideas, and work in creative ways to change the world as we knew it. In this podcast episode, host Gabriela Cowperthwaite journeys to late-19th century Menlo Park, where a team of unsung heroes is hard at work setting up an electricity grid that could light up a New York city block. There's a lot at stake: financial ruin, countless hours of labor, and Edison's very reputation.

Takeaways

  • That teamwork is an important part of success. The different ideas that a team brings should present an excellent product.

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