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VIDEO: The Edison Effect

March 29, 2004

About Dr. McCormick

 Dr. Blaine McCormick is an award winning management professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. He is a leading scholar on the business history of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison.

      McCormick has published three books, most recently "Shepherd Leadership" with co-author David Davenport (Jossey-Bass, 2003). He has recently peer-reviewed research in the Business History Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Horizons and the Journal of Management Inquiry, among others.

      Last year he served as a Visiting Editor on Volume 6 of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison. He is completing a new version of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin for the University of Pennsylvania Press.

      Dr. McCormick's work and research enjoys a wide variety of media coverage including CNN, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, The Dallas Morning News, The San Francisco Chronicle, the New Jersey Star Ledger and Harvard Business School's Management Update newsletter.

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

'The Edison Effect: How an Inventor Harnessed the Power of Business and Changed the World' was a Sabbatical Lecture by Dr. Blaine McCormick.

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Dr. McCormick discusses his work as editor of the Edison Papers at Rutgers University during University research leave in the Summer and Fall of 2003. He will shed light on Edison's often overlooked business story and detail seven factors that contributed to the great inventor's success as a technological entrepreneur.

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