FAMOUS INVENTORS OF THE PAST
LEONARDO DI VINCI
"Art is never finished, only abandoned."
"There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see."
"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art."
"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding."
SIR ISSAAC NEWTON
"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science."
"We build too many walls and not enough bridges."
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
"To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction."
"I find out what the world needs. Then, I go ahead and invent it."
"If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound literally ourselves."
"I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom.
Seventy-five of us worked twenty hours every day and slept only four hours — and thrived on it."
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow?
:Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."
FAMOUS INVENTORS OF TODAY
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me.
But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we've been thinking about a problem.
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it's really how it works.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
First was the mouse. The second was the click wheel. And now, we're going to bring multi-touch to the market. And each of these revolutionary interfaces has made possible a revolutionary product - the Mac, the iPod and now the iPhone.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car. You don't have to study physics to understand the laws of motion to drive a car. You don't have to understand any of this stuff to use Macintosh.
My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them.
That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We're just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone.
When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we've worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
The real question for me is, do people have the tools that they need in order to make those decisions well? And I think that it's actually really important that Facebook continually makes it easier and easier to make those decisions... If people feel like they don't have control over how they're sharing things, then we're failing them.
By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.
I started the site when I was 19. I didn't know much about business back then.
I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
In terms of doing work and in terms of learning and evolving as a person, you just grow more when you get more people's perspectives... I really try and live the mission of the company and... keep everything else in my life extremely simple.
FAMOUS INVENTORS OF THE FUTURE
Rapid Parts Manufacturing Inc.
If you dont invent, You dont exist.
You draw it. We make it.
Theres nothing thats impossible, as long as you know the right people and you work at it together.
Anything can be re-invented , you just have to answer... how can i make it better ? and apply action to your product.
Everyone has great ideas, very few people creates them. what money ? its shouldnt be about the money. No tools? We are the tool. email us;) lets make it
Its all about making life SIMPLE, thats all. Simple gives us more time for family and doing the things we love.
Who wouldnt want something thats more simple. MAKE IT SIMPLE !!! its SIMPLY all over this page.
The only way to succeed, is to ask for help and find the right people to help.
Make what you know, SIMPLE, for everyone to use, enjoy, and understand.
Dont forget to create something, cause one day, we leave everything behind!! and what you make now, is how you are remembered looking ahead.
Go to parties, trips and get wild !!) oh ya and be urself !! you are your own product. very unique !! no one likes a knock off, So keep it real and ORIGINAAAAL.
Manufacturing is gonna change, were not sure how yet but we can feel it, its coming, SIMPLE TO ORDER AND UNDERSTAND !!!Thats our goal and FUN !!
The coolest inventions are keeped secret because of fear of lost. Something we need to overcome someday. Ideas turn into other ideas by bouncing them around. Everyone has a different way of looking at things. Products evolve each year just like us, if you dont share them with others, how can they evolve.?
Its tough.... i hope we figure it out someday.