Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mindshare: American innovators

Unless I missed something important, Henry Ford was considered the #1 American innovator during most of the 20th century. Walt Disney's share rises to the #1 spot with Disneyland and the emergence of television. The #3 innovator of the century seems to be Bill Gates.

I don't include Albert Einstein in this list because technically he is a scientist, not an inventor/innovator.  Nevertheless, it is interesting to see his share rising steadily over time.

Also, it is illuminating to compare an individual innovator to the thing he made popular.

tags: invention, innovation, information

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