Nikola Tesla

If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination—secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world—then you want to read this book.

Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability. 

It’s no coincidence that geniuses not only dare to dream of the impossible for their work, but do the same for their lives. They’re audacious enough to think that they’re not just ordinary players.

Few stories better illustrate this better than the life of the father of the modern world, a man of legendary imaginative power and wonder: Nikola Tesla.

In this book, you’ll be taken on a whirlwind journey through Tesla’s life and work, and not only learn about the successes and mistakes of one of history’s greatest inventors, but also how to look at the world in a different, more imaginative way.

Read this book now and learn lessons from Nikola Tesla on why imagination is so vital to awakening your inner genius, and insights into the real “secret” to creativity, as explained by people like Jobs, Picasso, Dali, and Twain.

Nikola Tesla - Sean Patrick Summary

Nikola Tesla (; Serbo-Croatian: [nǐkola têsla]; Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.Born and raised in the Austrian Empire, Tesla received an advanced education in engineering and physics in the 1870s and gained practical experience in the early 1880s working in telephony and at Continental Edison in the new electric power industry. He emigrated in 1884 to the United States, where he would become a naturalized citizen. He worked for a short time at the Edison Machine Works in New York City before he struck out on his own. With the help of partners to finance and market his ideas, Tesla set up laboratories and companies in New York to develop a range of electrical and mechanical devices. His alternating current (AC) induction motor and related polyphase AC patents, licensed by Westinghouse Electric in 1888, earned him a considerable amount of money and became the cornerstone of the polyphase system which that company would eventually market. Attempting to develop inventions he could patent and market, Tesla conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He also built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first ever exhibited. Tesla became well known as an inventor and would demonstrate his achievements to celebrities and wealthy patrons at his lab, and was noted for his showmanship at public lectures. Throughout the 1890s, Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs. In 1893, he made pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices. Tesla tried to put these ideas to practical use in his unfinished Wardenclyffe Tower project, an intercontinental wireless communication and power transmitter, but ran out of funding before he could complete it.After Wardenclyffe, Tesla experimented with a series of inventions in the 1910s and 1920s with varying degrees of success. Having spent most of his money, Tesla lived in a series of New York hotels, leaving behind unpaid bills. He died in New York City in January 1943. Tesla's work fell into relative obscurity following his death, until 1960, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the tesla in his honor. There has been a resurgence in popular interest in Tesla since the 1990s...

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Last sentence is stupid4 star

Thinking about the last sentence. Teslas’s success was based on imagination not in a process... I guess somebody added it to promote other book about creativity 45


Good read5 star

Really enjoyed this book 55


Motivational5 star

Truly a motivational story. I love rift about basketball. Nice work. 55

Deaybreak Krew

Amazing5 star

Such a great read! I will definitely recommend to any one looking for inspiration. 55


Can only recommend5 star

Well written, eye-opening read 55


Do yourself a favor and read this!5 star

After a long day and an uneventful start to summer I thought I would start my summer reading list. I looked through titles and was not interested. Figured I’d start with a free read, why not? This was an exquisite tale of Mr. Tesla himself and also a close look at how to let one’s own personal light shine. Simply excellent. This was beyond a wondrous start to my summer. 55


This ain’t a book2 star

Albeit slightly informative, this literary work is not a book nor is it about Tesla. 25


Perseverance5 star

A true example of perseverance, so motivating. 55


A great book for self-motivation5 star

Very inspiring! After reading the stories of how people have achieved their dreams and the technique they have used, it made me confident that I can do it too with determination and consistency. I think I will continue reading more if these to set my thoughts right and keep them in a positive direction. Thank you Sean for this book! 55


Easy read5 star

Nicely written. Read it in one breath. 55


Thank you5 star

Reading this has helped me feel more motivated and determined. In the end, our destinies are up to us, and knowing about the lives of Great people such as Tesla pushes me to be the best person that I can be. Thank you for taking the time to write this. 55

Many to one

Nichola Tesla4 star

Appetizer to the starved. 45


An enjoyable read, and much more!5 star

I enjoyed reading ever page. This book did two thing for me that most books never do for me. It made me turn the page in excitement and made me think about more than just the subject matter. 55


An enjoyable read, and much more!5 star

I enjoyed reading ever page. This book did two thing for me that most books never do for me. It made me turn the page in excitement and made me think about more than just the subject matter. 55

Sanda Secic

Great book!!5 star

Wow, what an eye opener. I couldn't stop reading the book once I started. I felt so bad for Tesla. It showed how the world works and how cruel people can be. It also gave me confidence to do what I believe in. I would def. recommend this book! 55


I thought Edison invented electricity & Marconi the radio5 star

I Alan Amron, as a known American inventor with 39 United States issued patents, believe its important that the world realize those responsible for Television (Farnsworth not Sarnoff) electricity and Radio (Tesla not Edison or Marconi) died poor. Great job writing here Sean, keep the inventive spirit alive, even though it's not always rewarding to the creator. Hopefully someday it will be. 55


A school paper3 star

It seems that you just turned your school paper on Nikola Tesla into a book (adding an introduction and ending in an attempt to translate this book into self-improvement). A somewhat interesting and brief read on Tesla, a useless book for any other purpose. 35


Quick overview + inspiring4 star

If your looking for a really in depth book on Tesla, this is not it. However this gives a great 30+ page overview on Tesla's life story and what he was all about. Then the rest of the book is about creativity and genius, how to get in touch with your own and what we might be able to learn from tesla to apply to our own lives. Pretty good. 45


Real Interesting!4 star

It's a good lil read. Short&Sweet! 45


Nikola tesla4 star

Why I did not learn about tesla in my classes. Great book 45

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