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Edison Accepted Failure as an Option

Edison Accepted Failure as an Option

With the outstanding successes that were achieved by Thomas Edison, we often forget about his acceptance of failure as a part of the experimental process. In the Friday, September 12, 2014 edition of Inventor's Business Daily, the Leaders & Success column reminded readers that "Thomas Edison didn't fear failure."  We will all do well to humble ourselves, and welcome failure as a necessary step on the path of research and learning. To read the excellent profile of Edison by George Neumayr, Read more [...]
Who will be the Chief Information Officer for your New Car?

Who will be the Chief Information Officer for your New Car?

Today, everybody in business knows the crucial role of a good CIO.  The CIO has to both understand technology, and think like a CEO.  Last year’s book, “The Practical CIO,” by Jose Eiras, provided multiple suggestions, including not just focusing on the tech products, but showing what those products can do.  And “spread out”:  employees at all levels should have a working knowledge of information technology, possible security risks, and how standards Read more [...]
There’s Lots Behind the Curtain to Make It All Work

There’s Lots Behind the Curtain to Make It All Work

For the past two years, the U.S. DOT's research efforts have been on a new program called IntelliDrive(SM).  IntelliDrive(SM) is planned to use an inter-networked, wireless communications mesh of two main parts -- the existing cellular system, plus a new 5.9 GHz bandwidth allocation.  The program hopes to improve vehicle safety by allowing short range, inter-vehicle message exchange with information about location, speed, and direction. The NEMA members in the Transportation Read more [...]