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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He contacted Charles Kettering to develop an electric starting motor and equip a Cadillac with the device.
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."
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.
I think that Johnson understood Charles Kettering's mantra, "A problem well stated is a problem half solved." The lesson: A company must be absolutely clear about the intrapreneurial team's goals.
"We must look forward to the future as that is where most of us will spend the rest of our lives." - Charles Kettering
Until then, to quote Charles Kettering: "Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."
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."