Underrated entrepreneur: Thomas Edison's overlooked business story

@article{McCormick2005UnderratedET,
  title={Underrated entrepreneur: Thomas Edison's overlooked business story},
  author={B. McCormick and P. Israel},
  journal={IEEE Power and Energy Magazine},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={76-79}
}
This paper attributes the success of Thomas A. Edison as an inventor primarily to his ability to marshal the forces and institutions of business. While scholars and historians may condemn Edison to business ignominy for the act of creating vast amounts of wealth and letting much of it slip through his fingers, it would be shortsighted to continue this trend as it focuses entirely on what he failed to do and almost completely ignores his many business successes. 
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