Never underestimate the power of a little piece of knowledge! It has power. It makes creativity happen. It brings innovation to the marketplace. Any piece of knowledge, no matter how seemingly small or trivia can have power.
- Thomas Edison was an avid knowledge junkie. Recently, A collection of his notebooks and paper amounted to up to five million pages of notes.
- His persistence with finding a suitable filament for a light bulb ushered in the electric age.
- He held 2332 patents worldwide
- He was constantly improving his inventions and used that knowledge to develop new inventions.
- Percy Spencer discovered an alternative use for microwaves when a chocolate bar melted in his shirt pocket. Viola! The Microwave was born.
- Leo Baekeland discovered plastic when he was trying to find a substitute for shellac.
You never know what trivial knowledge or happy accident will lead to serendipity and a creative moment. Who knows if that trivia about cows having four stomach will come in handy!