Dean Kamen

How to Be an Adaptation Machine

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With 400 patents to his name, Dean Kamen is an accomplished inventor that’s given the world major contributions like the Segway and AutoSyringe. His company FIRST is on a mission to overhaul the education system by using engaging, cooperative games that tap into how current generations learn most effectively. Dean talks about how his struggle in the classroom pushed him to create more opportunities outside of it on this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

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SHOW NOTES:

Dean talks about the power of imagination vs. traditional knowledge.  [3:43]

Dean discusses FIRST and it’s push to change our approach to education.  [11:40]

Dean shares how his dyslexia and curiosity have been major assets.  [22:22]

Dean explains how he built self-esteem throughout his schooling years.  [32:09]

Dean reveals the impact he wants to have on the world.  [37:48]

 

QUOTES:

“Innovation is taking all the same facts that everybody else has, looking at the same problems that everybody else is looking at, but see them differently and saying, ‘Aha, this is what we can do to fix this problem.’”  [4:35]

 

FOLLOW DEAN KAMEN:

TWITTER — https://bit.ly/2q9rqY2

FACEBOOK — https://bit.ly/2JpvbAz

INSTAGRAM — https://bit.ly/2GZSLFS

YOUTUBE — https://bit.ly/2Hf6d6r

 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

BOOKS:

Principia – https://amzn.to/2uPVmNN  [28:43]

 

COMPANIES:

Abundance 360 — https://bit.ly/2Dx303n  [0:50]

DEKA — https://bit.ly/2qXYe95  [1:40]

FIRST — https://bit.ly/2oa0eJm  [2:45]

 

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