William Shakespeare and Jonathan Swift
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by Paul Sloane
3w ago
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) is considered the greatest playwright of all time; Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745), the greatest satirist. What can we mere mortals learn from these literary giants? You might be surprised ..read more
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Daniel Peter and Percy Spencer
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by Paul Sloane
4M ago
The stories of two very different inventors. One was forced to innovate and the other stumbled on a great idea by chance. Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate and Percy Spencer created the microwave oven ..read more
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Hedy Lamarr and Barnes Wallis
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
The stories of two contrasting inventors and innovators who made contributions to the allied efforts in World War II.  Both featured in films.  Hedy Lamar (1914 - 2000) was an Austrian actress and Hollywood star who was called the most beautiful woman in the world.  She invented a radio technique still used today in wifi and bluetooth technologies.  Barnes Wallis (1887 - 1979) invented the bouncing bomb used by the RAF in the dam busters raid of 1943 which breached the Mohne and Eder dams in Germany.  He was played by Michael Redgrave in the 1955 film, the Dam Busters ..read more
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Charles Dunstone and Rob Law
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
What ideas and inspiration can we glean from two English entrepreneurs and innovators?  Sir Charles Dunstone (born 1964) is the founder and former chariman of Carphone Warehouse, at one time the world's largest mobile phone retailer. Rob Law (born 1982) is the inventor of the Trunki, a ride-on suitcase for children which was savaged on Dragon's Den ..read more
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Clarence Birdseye and Jorge Odon
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
Paul Sloane relates the stories of two influential innnovators who each took an idea from one field and applied it with great effect in another.  Clarence Birdseye (1886 - 1956) was an American scientist who created the frozen food industry.  Jorge Odon (born 1952) is an Argentinain car mechanic who invented a device which can help save the lives of mothers and babies ..read more
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Thomas Edison and Trevor Baylis
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
We consider the lives and achievements of two great inventors, who had contrasting experiences of fame and fortune. Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931) was probably the greatest inventor of all time.  Trevor Baylis (1937 - 2018) was the British inventor of the clockwork radio.  ..read more
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Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Alexander Fleming
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
Let's celebrate the achievements of two outstanding Scottish innovators.  Both were called Allexander and both had a tremendous impact on our lives. Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone. Sir Alexander Fleming was the doctor who discovered penicillin ..read more
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Walt Disney, Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
We gain insights and inspiration from three great American movie makers and innovators.  Walt Disney (1901 - 1966) creator of ground-breaking cartoon films and founder of Disneyland.  The comedian, actor, writer and director, Woody Allen (born 1935).  And Steven Spielberg (born 1946), the most commercially successful film director of modern times.  ..read more
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Pythagoras and Archimedes
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
Let's go way back in history and consider the achievements of two geniuses of ancient Greece.  Pythagoras (570 - 495 BC) was a mathematician and philosopher.  Archimedes (287 - 212 BC) was a mathematician, engineer and inventor.  They laid the foundations of our understanding of mathematics and their theorems are taught in schools to this day ..read more
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Hannibal and Nelson
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by Paul Sloane
1y ago
The stories of two superb military leaders and innovators.  Hannibal (247 BC - 182 BC) was Rome's greatest enemy and one of the finest military strategists of all time. Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805) is Britain's greatest naval commander ..read more
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