Image credit: Wikimedia Commons | Enhanced by Entrepreneur Some people are so passionate and dedicated to innovation, they seem destined to change the world. Clearly, Wilbur and Orville Wright, the fathers of flight, were two such world-changers.
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David McCullough’s recent book, The Wright Brothers , describes how the brothers overcame setbacks, competition and naysayers — not unlike the challenges many entrepreneurs face.
With more than a little intestinal fortitude, the Wrights fearlessly followed their vision all the way to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and history’s first successful flight of a fixed-wing aircraft. The following five lessons from the Wright brothers’ experiences provide valuable strategies for entrepreneurs looking to create change today: 1. Early experts might not be experts. Orville and Wilbur’s earliest models were based largely on the research of the top thinkers of the time. […]