Edison: A Life of Invention


Most people are familiar with who Thomas Edison was and with some of the important things he did during his lifetime. But what they don’t know is how he went from having very little formal education to being one of the most successful inventors and businessmen in history. His name will also forever be synonymous with success in business as well.

Edison, as demonstrated in Edison:  A Life of Invention, was a successful entrepreneur. This book will take you on a journey that starts with his childhood, but provides lots of insight into his invention process. You will also learn how his businesses became so successful, with a look at his filing of patents, forming partnerships and business relationships, to growing a highly profitable business.

Paul Israel has done a great job in sharing Edison’s life with us, including providing a lot of facts and research. Readers will learn a great deal about the great inventor’s track record in his field, about his family life, and how he dealt with competition. Knowing this information provides a great backdrop to understanding what motivated him, and how he maneuvered his way to the top.

Growing a successful practice takes innovation, dedication, and a strong work ethic. These are qualities that Edison also possessed. Reading this book will inspire and motivate you in your own business ventures. When you learn about great entrepreneurs and thinkers you can’t help but to have some of that greatness rub off. Edison was a business genius. That alone makes for a read you don’t want to miss.

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.