Thomas Alva Edison was my boyhood inspiration. Sure, I admired professional athletes, but it was Edison who captured my fascination. In elementary and middle school, I read every book about him I could find.
Six years ago, when my friend Frank Attwood, called to say he was thinking of doing a one man show portraying Edison, my ears perked up. Turns out that Edison was a hero in Frank's childhood as well. Since, I've had to the pleasure to see Frank portray Edison on several occasions. It is really a joy.
Periodically, Frank and I connect by phone and talk Edison insights on life and business. Frank's keen mind and love of research has uncovered Edison's remarkable wisdom, perspectives, and character quirks – and he was quirky by average standards. Edison was known for his inventions, but his gift for business building is largely overlooked today. Companies like General Electric, AB Dick, RCA, and scores of others were build on inventions from Edison's labs. Frank bring Edison to life fully and smartly in relevant terms to my life and work. Imagine tapping into his brilliance today to better inform your tomorrow.
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Are you looking for a speaker for your next business conference? Are you struggling with tapping into innovation and inventiveness? Does your association need an entertaining, yet educational performance to inspire your members and help them see the world in a more positive light? Please get in touch with Frank. He's a businessman turned actor turned portrayal actor… and a fine man to boot! Book Frank from his web site: www.attwoodasedison.com.
Last evening I stumbled upon Frank as I was walking out a building and he was coming in to set up for a performance. Quickly, I altered my plans and 40 minutes later I sat captivated by his Attwood as Edison performance. Frank shared how Edison boldly stated that he would "Light Manhattan" and he did thanks to the vision and financial backing of J.P. Morgan.
Frank and I had this photo (below) made just in front the most modest of his sets. I just had to share it with you. You can see that Frank has a fair likeness to Mr. Edison (right).