9 Key Traits of Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Some people described an innovator as quite narrowly. They say that they are not very creative if they don’t invent things and hold multiple patents. Many inventors have no products or patents, in fact. Many innovators create innovations, some bring them into action, while others are advocates, founders, and supporters of good ideas.

Elon Musk in a Tesla

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When you think like that, you can know that you are a creative person.

Regardless of the position, big innovators share certain qualities. You may have to give yourself more credit if you consider these qualities in you.

These are the characteristics to develop if you want to become a global innovator.…

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From Invention to Innovation: Metal Forming and Machining in America

Most people don’t think too much about it. They just take for granted that we have things like buildings, automobiles, and tools. But, there was a time when metal forming, tool, and die manufacturing didn’t exist.

Metalworking

Pre-World War II

The history of metal forming and steel in America starts in the 19th century with the growth of pig iron. Britain went from 1.3 million tons in production in 1840 to 6.7 million tons in 1870. By 1913, there was 10.4 million tons being produced.

The U.S. started at a pitiful 0.32 tons, but by 1913 was producing 31.5 million – more than 3 times Britain.…

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