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