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The Global Historian

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Nov 19, 2013
 

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Few realized the true genius of Nicola Tesla...He invented most modern amenities of electric world we live in...At end, With a lonely statute in Niagara Falls, NY, he is a forgotten man..

On the contrary, Thomas Edison took all the fame and material rewards..I am not saying that Thomas Edison does not deserve what he has gotten so far..

But, it is the fact that True Genius from Serbia did not get what he should have received in life...

Nicola Tesla lived most of his life in a hotel room in New York City... He could very well be the richest man in late 1800 to 1930s..He tore up the Royalty Agreement to save Westing House; He ignored the practical sides of inventing; He practiced the true Humanitarian Principle but died as a poor man...

Eventually, his papers w/ most of his inventive ideas were shipped back to Serbia...It is a shame for he is deemed as a Foreigner but made the most contributions to electrify the land he lived in, America!!!

The point: To succeed and To thrive in America need to learn the local rules and culture!!! To monetize your talents or subject to a lonely treatment!!!
The Global Historian

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Let me decode: Thomas Edison's world stopped at DC, Direct Current...With the exception of Light bulb, his work applies to toys and torch light, etc..

On other hand, Nicola Tesla went far beyond the use of electricity to AC, the Alternate Current from Power Generator, Utility Line Transmission, Automobile Ignition and the Solar Panel applications..

History should judge A Man's Contribution and Deeds not merely because of his nationality...In many ways, Nicola Tesla was blind sided by Edison!!!

And Nicola Tesla never said: Invention is 90% of Perspiration...I can tell!!!
Venkat

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At times one is expected to get along with people. Tesla seem to be wanting in that department. In those days there were very few funding sources. Seems that Tesla was probably not flexible enough to side with money bags and make them earn billions. He lacked commerical acumen. But no of can deny Tesla is one of the greatest scientists whose ideas were far ahead of time. If you talk commercialy, it is always the Winner takes it all and the loser has to fall.

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