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The Yin and Yang of Entrepreneurship

Sometimes an accident and a shortcut can add up to a hit product.

In 1952, Don Stookey, a chemist at the Corning Incorporated, was experimenting with a new glass formula.  To test it, he put a sample in an annealing oven.  However, the oven’s controls failed and the temperature soared to 900°C.  Thinking he had wrecked the oven, he rushed to pull the sample out but it fell on the floor; rather than shatter, the sample landed without shattering.  Stookey had discovered a new class of materials READ MORE>>

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