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3 Leadership Lessons From Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla isn’t a trendy green car company in California–he’s one of the 20th century’s greatest inventors and scientists. Thanks to him we have, among many other things, AC electricity, wireless communication, radio, x-ray tubes, robotics, and the basics of laser technology.

Tesla’s innovations are, in most part, due to his genius and his sharp mathematical mind. Yet, beneath that we can see Tesla had a vigorous work ethic combined with a simple modesty and the ability to persuade investors to back his revolutionary projects. Surely Tesla can teach us a few things about pushing through an innovative agenda:

1. Work While Your Competition Fights: Tesla and Thomas Edison were both working on rival electric power distribution systems. Edison, promoting DC power distribution, set off on a campaign to scare Americans….(and video!)