Mixed Mashed Article by Pat Darnell | Nov 29, 2014 | BryanTX
"...'The myth of invention,' he said, 'is that innovators like Kamen “snap their fingers and things happen. The reality is that it can take 20 years to make something happen.”
"...What Kamen does differently from other entrepreneurs or business people, and what makes him successful, Lazarus said, is that he looks at a problem from the bottom up, rather than the top down. And he doesn’t take “no” for an answer (Nicola Smith. Friday, August 8, 2014. LINK)..."
"... One of the great things about Dean is how childlike he can be. He’s non-cynical, and non-biased, which helps you to break through to seeing things differently. My admiration for him is how much of that he retains,” Lazarus said. (ibid. Nicola Smith) ..."
An Inventor’s Unconventional Life | Valley News: "Kamen has spent his life coming up with ideas for how to make life better for people — better dialysis machines, better wheelchairs, better heart stents. He’s probably best known for inventing the Segway, a motorized scooter that he hoped would reduce our reliance on cars for transportation. Although it generated enormous press, the Segway didn’t quite take off the way Kamen anticipated it would. What becomes clear as the 93-minute film progresses is how little Kamen cares about doing things the conventional way"
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"...There is a eureka moment when Kamen realizes that there is one multi-national corporation that gets its product into the remotest of places, and that is the Coca-Cola Co. So Kamen goes after Coca-Cola to team up on distributing the systems, and persuades company officials to sign on. Even so, that’s hardly the end of the story.
“There are 206 countries with 206 different solutions. Nothing you do in Ghana applies to Ecuador and nothing you do in Ecuador applies to Mexico,” Lazarus said. (ibid. Nicola Smith)..."
Dean Kamen has the ability to think from the bottom up on problems of catastrophic proportions. A billion people worldwide without clean water sparks his ingenuity. He then invents, designs, and builds a solution.