Charles Kettering


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Noun1.Charles Kettering - United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)
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As a matter of fact, as observed by Charles Kettering, who was head of research at General Motors for 27 years, the easiest way to kill an idea is to subject it to a committee.
Arguably this is the case with many technologies, going back to 1911, when Charles Kettering and Henry Leland developed the first production electric starter for cars.
Quoting the American inventor, Charles Kettering, Mr Smith said: "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought us progress.
One, from inventor Charles Kettering, says, "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Un documento de 1947, publicado por la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Estados Unidos y firmado por el ingeniero y empresario Charles Kettering, presenta a Thomas Midgley hijo como un empleado versatil, una mente brillante y un tipo con un talento poco comun para resolver problemas relacionados con el trabajo.
The Quote Verifier, a useful reference book by Ralph Keyes, lists still other dubious originators: Yogi Berra, Eubie Blake, Kin Hubbard, Charles Kettering, and Artemus Ward.
Charles Kettering (1876-1958) was born in the year the telephone was invented and died in the heart of this country's industrial supremacy.
Charles Kettering said that "If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
Women in general did not do much automobile driving until Charles Kettering invented the self starter in 1911.
Leavenworth succeeds David Holwerk, who left the paper in June to become director of communications for the non-profit Charles Kettering Foundation in Dayton, Ohio.
First, he emphasises the actions of key individuals, ranging from General Electric's Hermann Lemp to Charles Kettering, Harold Hamilton, and Martin Blomberg at Electro-Motive, and Paul Vaughn at ALCo.
Charles Kettering invents an accounting machine for the Notional Cash Register Co.