Dean Kamen – Don’t Tell Me It’s Impossible

Dean Kamen is no stranger to innovation.

He’s also no stranger to doubters and skeptics. People said the Segway was impossible, but Kamen disagreed, and he was right.

“Don’t tell me it’s impossible,” he says, “tell me you can’t do it.” “Tell me it’s never been done. Because the only real laws in this world–the only things we really know–are the two postulates of relativity, the three laws of Newton, the four laws of thermodynamics, and Maxwell’s equation–no, scratch that, the only things we really know are Maxwell’s equations, the three laws of Newton, the two postulates of relativity, and the periodic table. That’s all we know that’s true. All the rest are man’s laws…”

Been sitting on this one for awhile. I’m a big fan of Dean Kamen’s. He just seems like one of those guys who has always known exactly who he is and what he wants to do. I also admire his seemingly endless curiousity and willingness to dive in and make mistakes.

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