The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation

The Truth About Tesla: The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation


Everything you're thinking that you recognize approximately Nikola Tesla is wrong.

Nikola Tesla was once one of many maximum electric inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius was once relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are instructed) obscured through a couple of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credits for his paintings or stole his patents outright. lately, the old list has been "corrected" and Tesla has been restored to his rightful position between ancient luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Gugliemo Marconi.

Most biographies repeat the customary account of Tesla's existence, together with his invention of alternating present, his falling out with Edison, how he misplaced billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his struggle to turn out that Marconi stole thirteen of his patents to "invent" radio. yet, what particularly happened?

Consider this: every little thing you're thinking that you recognize approximately Nikola Tesla is inaccurate. Newly exposed info proves that the preferred account of Tesla's lifestyles is itself very improper. In the reality approximately Tesla, Christopher Cooper units out to end up that the traditional tale not just oversimplifies heritage, it denies credits to a few of the genuine inventors at the back of some of the groundbreaking applied sciences now attributed to Tesla and perpetuates a false impression concerning the technique of innovation itself.

Are you optimistic that Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone? Are you definite the Wright Brothers have been the 1st in flight? reconsider! With a provocative foreward through Tesla biographer Marc. J. Seifer, The fact approximately Tesla is among the first books to set the checklist immediately, tracing the beginning of a few of the best electric innovations to a coterie of colourful characters that traditional background has all yet forgotten.

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