Those who attend an Edison Event will greatly benefit from an increased understanding of Edison’s innovation principles and practices. Thomas Edison is widely considered to be the most successful and effective innovator in history. Norwell’s extensive research into the lives and practices of more than 125 other successful innovators has reaffirmed Edison’s preeminence. Those who attend an Edison Event will benefit greatly by an increased understanding of Edison's approach to innovation. Vivid illustrations from the innovation methods of many other innovators will also be included.
Participants will take a personal innovator assessment based on the innovation practices of Thomas Edison and other successful innovators. Using the results, participants will be engaged in many activities to help develop their innovative skills. These include:
All sessions are designed using Immersion Learning principles. In the Immersion Learning activities, participants are deeply immersed into the learning experience. Because of this approach, they remember what they learn for a much longer period than through traditional learning methods. Longer retention results in applying principles for a longer period of time. As a result, principles will more readily become established patterns of behavior.
The setting at the Chateau also contributes greatly to the Immersion Learning effect.
Edison at work
"This has been an almost unbelievable experience. I will never be the same. Thank you." -CEO
"I told my wife on the phone just now that she needs to clear her calendar for the weekend. We will have a lot to talk about." -Marketing Manager
"I had a life altering experience." -R&D Manager
“With Norwell's guidance, this immersion into Edison's life helped us learn to become better innovators and leaders of innovation.” -President, Clothing Mfg
Participants average rating of this course is greater than 4.5 out of 5.
Edison and Innovation Blog
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Many Event activities take place at the Pleasantdale Chateau, a 19th century French Normandy style villa. Participants also attend sessions at Edison's laboratory and Glenmont, Edison's home, both in West Orange. All accommodations and meals are included.
Discover Proven Innovation Principles
During the Event participants will become immersed in numerous innovation principles developed by Edison and practiced by most successful innovators today. For example:
Principle: All successful innovators are leaders (but, not all leaders are innovators).
Applied Learning: Discover effective innovation leadership traits and how to develop them.
Principle: The ability to focus mind and energy almost always determines innovation success.
Applied Learning: Can tenacity be developed and enhanced, and if so, how?
Dr. Paul Israel
Multiple presentations by Dr. Paul Israel - Dir. Edison Papers Project, Rutgers University
Led by: Donald Mangum and Don Mangum , Jr
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