What do Willis Carrier, Tony Maglica, Michael Owens, George Westinghouse and King Gillette have in common?
Well, let’s put their names next to their well-know inventions respectively:
- Carrier air conditioning
- Maglite flashlight
- Owens-Corning glass
- Westinghouse appliances and he also worked with Tesla to harness the power of Niagara Falls
- Gillette razors
These folks a few others are featured in Michelle Malkin’s new book, Who Built That – Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs.
She coined the phrase, “Tinkerprenueur” as she puts it,
“These under-appreciated inventors and innovators of mundane things changed the world by successfully commercializing their ideas and creating products, companies, jobs, and untold opportunities that endure today.”
These are the 7 Common Traits that these Successful Entrepreneurs share:
- Mechanical ability from an early age
- Stubborn practicality and dedication to making and selling useful things
- Willingness to expand their creative orbits as widely as possible to get the job done
- Relentless work ethic and insatiable commitment to continue self-improvement
- A deep and abiding respect for intellectual property, fair play, and the rule of law
- Strong faith and perseverance through failure and adversity
- Reverence for America’s special role as a beacon of freedom and opportunity
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