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Dr. Blaine McCormick to Present "The Edison Effect" May 22 in Dallas

May 12, 2003

Dr. Blaine McCormick, Assistant Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, will present "The Edison Effect: 7 Steps to Move You to Higher Innovation" on Thursday, May 22, 2003 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. in Dallas.

The event is being done in cooperation with the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by the Baylor Executive MBA program in Dallas.

Blaine McCormick brings creative approaches to his courses and writing, including presentations about how prominent figures, such as Thomas Edison, have contributed to the evolving American management model.

McCormick's book, At Work with Thomas Edison, was published in 2001 by Entrepreneur Press. It is McCormick's contention that Thomas Edison was more than an inventor. Rather, he was America's first high-tech entrepreneur starting over 100 business ventures - some of which survive to this day. McCormick counters the common belief of Edison as a lone genius by showing the Edison was a hard working, collaborative leader. Sayings like, "I have not failed. I've successfully discovered 1,200 things that do not work," suggest a story of innovation much more demanding than a light bulb going off over someone's head.

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Edison inventing the phonograph. Next year will be the 125th anniversary of Edison inventing the electric light bulb.

McCormick's previous book, Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management also sought to recapture the business story of a popular American figure.

McCormick's professional experience was gained as a human resource professional with ARCO Oil & Gas Company in Dallas.

The breakfast meeting will take place at Cityplace, 42nd floor, 2711 N Haskell, Dallas, TX.  Call (214) 746-6728 for more details.  



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