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My Inventions Audiobook

My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla

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The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature to human needs. This is the difficult task of the inventor who is often misunderstood and unrewarded. But he finds ample compensation in the pleasing exercises of his powers and in the knowledge of being one of that exceptionally privileged class without whom the race would have long ago perished in the bitter struggle against pitiless elements. Speaking for myself, I have already had more than my full measure of this exquisite enjoyment; so much, that for many years my life was little short of continuous rapture. I am credited with being one of the hardest workers and perhaps I am, if thought is the equivalent of labour, for I have devoted to it almost all of my waking hours. But if work is interpreted to be a definite performance in a specified time according to a rigid rule, then I may be the worst of idlers.

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    I enjoyed this book I found it very interesting had no problem staying with it unlike many of the other people to review this book. Maybe their IQ is not high enough.

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    "I didn't realize he was so funny!"

    This was a lovely book and really shined a light into the mind of Tesla in his own surprisingly funny words. it was nice to feel like I was seeing more of Tesla than just his genius and strangeness. A great short read :)

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    "Simply fascinating!"

    Nikola Tesla is one of the greatest inventors of all times. Just hearing what he himself wrote a century ago is amazing and grants a deeper insight into his fascinating mind.

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