Innovate by Working Together: Ada Lovelace

“Imagination is the Discovery Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.” - Ada Lovelace

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Innovate by Taking Risks: Elon Musk

Over the course of his entrepreneurial life, Elon Musk has started several companies and been ousted from two of them (Zip2 and PayPal); PayPal was voted one of the worst business ideas of 1999; he crashed his newly bought million-dollar McLaren F1 when it had been off the lot for one day; he was nearly arrested by Russian police in 2002 for trying to buy a rocket he'd already been turned down for; he started his own SpaceX company because he really wanted to get to Mars one day, and has since had three rockets explode, followed by one success, then three more explosions and critical failures (one of which held a Facebook satellite for Africa and a payload for NASA); and two of his companies were on the brink of bankruptcy at the same time.

Art and Technology: Best Friends Forever

Rapidly-evolving technology has given the world a new outlook. It has changed the way we communicate, receive information, and focus our education. In fact, more and more people are gaining an education in science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively known as STEM. This is very exciting! There is a common misconception that I've noticed, though; that science and technology are where the money is, while professions in English and art are discredited. But is it in technology's favor for society to promote science more and arts less?

Innovate by Knowing Your Talents: The Wright Brothers

Wilbur and Orville Wright made history by building and flying a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903. No one will deny the two men had talent, yet their talents were not innate gifts. Their talents were developed in their youth and cultivated over years of study and experimentation.