Also, Tesla was a germaphobe and said Edison “lived in disregard of elementary rules of hygiene.” Tesla founded the Tesla Electric Light Company and developed several successful patents. He sold most of his patents to an inventor named George Westinghouse, who had also had a feud with Edison. Westinghouse eventually helped Tesla to create a power plant in
I visited the Griffith Observatory on Sunday November 16, 2014. During my visit I was able to observe the Tesla Coil demonstration developed by the late Nikola Tesla. Mr. Tesla designed the coil to someday transport electricity by air wirelessly and free. The energy would come from the magnetic field and atmosphere producing high-voltage, low-current, and high frequency alternating-current electricity. He had some success in his research but investors found it impractical and refused to support further research.
Assignment 1: Entrepreneurial Leadership 1. Analyze and describe the founding leader(s), leadership style, and major business principles of a profit-oriented entrepreneurial approach in which the primary goal is to provide a product or service to consumers and to make a profit. Thomas Edison performed his business dealings with reckless abandon. He worked and drove himself to becoming one of the greatest inventors/businessmen of all time. He rarely cared for anything else outside of his very small circle.
The management lacks policies and visible support for quality standards. Although they have recently hired Hank Kolb to oversee their quality program, which is a good decision, the lack of support from senior management for quality is very apparent. It was evident in launching the Greasex line to gain market share without testing the processes involved in making the product as well as ensuring safety requirements are achieved. They saw quality as only a secondary added value. The personnel department is the first department to be interviewed.
Subsequent steam engines were to power the Industrial Revolution The first safe and successful steam power plant was introduced by Thomas Newcomen before 1712. Newcomen apparently conceived the Newcomen steam engine quite independently of Savery, but as the latter had taken out a very wide-ranging patent, Newcomen and his associates were obliged to come to an arrangement with him, marketing the engine until 1733 under a joint patent.  Newcomen's engine appears to have been based on Papin's experiments carried out 30 years earlier, and employed a piston and cylinder, one end of which was open to the atmosphere above the piston. Steam just above atmospheric pressure (all that the boiler could stand) was introduced into the lower half of the cylinder beneath the piston during the gravity-induced upstroke; the steam was then condensed by a jet of cold water injected into the steam space to produce a partial vacuum; the pressure differential between the atmosphere and the vacuum on either side of the piston displaced it downwards into the cylinder, raising the opposite end of a
Tesla Case Questions 1. What are the key elements of Tesla Motors’ strategy? Based on my findings in the case, I was able to discover the key elements of Tesla Motors’ strategy. The case stated that, “the company’s overriding strategic objective was “to drive the world’s transition to electric mobility by bringing a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars to market.” At it’s core, the company’s strategy was aimed squarely at disrupting the world automotive industry in ways that were sweeping and revolutionary.” The case included many different strategies that Tesla Motors’ used, which were the key elements to Tesla Motors’ overall strategy. The different strategies that they used included the following: Product Line Strategy: With this strategy Tesla has introduced two models that were rapidly advancing through the pipeline.
Think Apple. Think Steve Jobs. Using this strong brand identity as its foundation, Tesla has recently begun expanding its marketing reach through another revolutionary idea: the tiny, brand-centric storefront in a shopping mall. “Few people have noticed the radical marketing technique at the center of Tesla’s sales strategy,” wrote Forbes contributor Simon Reynolds in a 2013 blog. “For starters, [the showrooms] are not located along main roads like every other car dealer.
Why Gas...Go Electric When my family came home with an electric vehicle, I wondered what was wrong with our gas vehicle. I had never heard of an electric vehicle, or the advantages of owning one. This led me to the conclusion that an electric vehicle was unnecessary and just a waste of money. What I did not realise was that there was so much more to an electric vehicle than just that the vehicle was a unique design. As upon learning more about this vehicle, it led me to many questions, that I now have confident answers to.
Oliver Lodge successfully demonstrated, in an experiment, in 1887 radio transmission of an electromagnetic wave from one location to another (Laidler, 1998, p.186). Hertz, however, is credited with furthering Maxwell’s theory by creating a continuous electrical wave, using wire and brass knobs as a receiver and an oscillator, which created electromagnetic waves (Rubin, 2009). Similarly, Samuel Morse, demonstrated Joseph Henry’s theories of the electric telegraph in 1835 by creating signals of pulsing current that could be sent via wire (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Science , 2004 p. 3191). These technological milestones helped lead to the development of radio. Gregory Benford explains how, Marconi’s interest in developing the radio was sparked somewhat by accident, in his article Scientist Heroes: Fantasy & Science.
There was also the way he describe his studies by proof by experiment and that dealt mostly with light. Newton show an idea of experimentalism, which is the learn for your experience and experiments. Benjamin Franklin helped the spread of The Enlightenment by his work with electricity. He came up with terms we still use today. He came up with the invention of the lighting rod, which we use today to help keep buildings from getting struck with lighting.