Sometimes it helps to be mad. Most great ideas have been laughed at. And, truth to tell, sometimes inventors become a little carried away at the possibilities – Jacob Schick, inventor of the electric razor, believed that by shaving correctly every day, a man could live to 120. He was wrong, but he was right about the market possibilities of an electric razor.
The second truism associated with bright business ideas is that you make your own luck. In 1979 a Hewlett-Packard engineer found that by heating metal in a specific way, it splattered all over . . .
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