Pay Attention to Mistakes

How can you take greater advantage of your mistakes?

In the 1500s, Spanish explorers found South American natives playing athletic games with balls made of tree sap. This sap was waterproof and could be molded into any shape. In the 1700s, a chemist found that this material could rub pencil marks out of paper and it would become known as ”rubber.” In 1839, an American named Charles Goodyear accidentally dropped a mixture of rubber and sulfur onto a hot stove. He had produced the first vulcanized rubber – a tough material that resists change during temperature fluctuations.


Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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