Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century by Sean Patrick (Kindle freebie) – A short motivating read


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.

My Thoughts

This book was surprisingly good. I really liked the author’s writing style. He had a simple, compelling tone. The first few pages were the best part of the book for me. They talked about achievement, success, and the drive to do something and what exactly one needs or doesn’t need to do that. The book talked about how if one has a high IQ or some kind of talent, it doesn’t necessarily mean they would be extremely successful. There are other factors involved.

First, that the seed of greatness exists in every human being. Whether it sprouts or not is our choice. Second, that there are no such things as natural-born under- or overachievers—there are simply people that tap into their true potentials and people that don’t. What is generally recognized as “great talent” is, in almost all cases, nothing more than the outward manifestations of an unwavering dedication to a process.

The author goes on to mention Alfred Barrios’ ‘genius code’ (which is something I’ll research now) and talks about one of the characteristics of the code–imagination-in reference to Nikola Tesla.

I didn’t know much about Tesla, certainly nothing about his feud with Edison. The author gives a brief autobiography. He only touches upon the imagination aspect too. Nonetheless, I found this book motivating and informative. I will recommend it if you want to read a short book that’ll encourage you. 

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Publication Year: 2013

My Rating: 4/5

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