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Bill Gates’ Take on Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison kept inventing things for a long, long time. Several of his inventions, including the first silent film, occurred when he was in his 50s. He didn’t obtain his last (1,093rd) patent until age 83. Among Edison’s admirers is Bill Gates, who says the inventor … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Turns Unwanted Gift Cards into a Business

Gift cards can be a great idea. But what do you do when a well-meaning friend or relative gives you a card for a store where you never shop?  Or for a restaurant you don’t like? Hossein Kasmai, a Florida-based serial entrepreneur, came up with a solution. He … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Launches Anti-Bullying Project

Nancy Tedeschi knows what it’s like to be the victim of bullying. As a young girl, she struggled with her looks and the people who picked on her mercilessly. “They’d call me Bucky Beaver, and I was really skinny so they … Continue reading

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83-Year-Old Inventor Makes 3D Printers More Affordable

You won’t find too many households with a 3D printer, which can turn digital blueprints into physical objects made out of plastic or other materials. Right now, the machines are pricey, selling between $399 and $2,200. But that may change, thanks to Hugh … Continue reading

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An Aviation Entrepreneur’s “Next Big Thing”

Serial entrepreneur David Neeleman, whose four successful airlines include JetBlue, now wants to tackle one of aviation’s biggest challenges: the price of jet fuel. As reported by Businessweek.com, the 52-year-old Neeleman hopes to convince other carriers to contribute $1 billion to a fund that would … Continue reading

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Inventor Strives to Bring the World a Better Hotdog

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Chris Schutte always wanted to be an inventor.  But he didn’t start pursuing his dream until 2007, when two things happened. The first was a layoff from his corporate job in the home entertainment … Continue reading

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