The Theories Of Imagination: Nikola Tesla

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Thesis: How Nikola Tesla transformed the 20th Century with his imagination. A wild imagination some considered a clinical mental disorder attributing to his rise and fall. The goal of this biography is to focus on Nikola Tesla’s imagination. His imagination and thought process was unique in the fact that we could visualize many complex processes all from memory. He often followed a reverse approach to his methodology. He rarely built a device from a draft of paper or plans. He tested and proved concept all in his imagination. The same imagination also proved to detrimental to his later life. The goal is not to diagnose Telsa with a specific mental disorder, but to analyze his decision making process and synthesize his traits with other leaders who have been diagnosed with autism or asperser’s disease. Also, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses from Tesla’s thought process and how that can be applied to leadership. Hackmann, W. (1993). Tesla’s sparks of imagination: Nikola Tesla on his work wit. Nature, 363 (6430). 592. doi:10.1038/363592a0 This article discusses many struggles Tesla had with patent issues and the battle with Thomas Edison and the direction of alternating current versus direct current. It also summarizes Tesla’s struggle in later life with wireless transmission of electricity and a Supreme Court decision crediting him for the invention of the radio in contrast to the claims of Marconi Company. A lot of information presented in this article is

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