|Dean Kamen, from "Slingshot," a film by Paul Lazarus.
The film traces his efforts to develop a process to transform water - regardless of contamination - into usable, drinkable distilled water. As the site describes, he's developed an energy efficient vapor compression distiller that can turn any unfit source of water (seawater, poisoned well water, river sludge, etc.) into potable, safe water without any need for chemical additives or filters.
I'm fascinated and intrigued by the entrepreneurial spirit. Individuals like Kaman are extraordinary in their willingness to seek out solutions to seemingly impossible challenges. In Kamen's case, it's a single-mindedness enhanced by a drive to "give back."
Principled and driven isn't a bad thing.
I'm constantly looking for an entrepreneurial approach to distributing my work. I can't say I've found that path as yet, but I have to admit, I have almost as much fun learning about the lives and philosophies of entrepreneurs as I have pursuing the writing process.
They're eccentric, they're flawed, yet they're ultimately successful human beings - just like any great literary hero.
How can a writer resist?
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