Chapter 7. MENTAL SOFTWARE UPGRADE 4: Valuing Ideas

"There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."

Victor Hugo

CHARLES F. KETTERING WAS AN INVENTOR, an engineer, a teacher, and an advocate of social change who made a significant impact on the development of American society in the early part of the twentieth century. Born in 1876, Kettering departed the planet in 1958 with more than 140 patents to his credit and having received honorary doctorates from nearly thirty universities.

Kettering and his collaborator Edward Deeds developed an electric generator for automobiles, named the "Delco." They also pioneered electric auto-ignition and a self-starter for automobiles, which first appeared ...

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