Updated: Jun 4
When I was around ten years old, I discovered a series of boys' books under the series title "Henry Reed, Incorporated."
The MacGuffin of the series was the eponymous young businessman who started businesses, offered services, and had grand adventures. That set the die; I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
This IEEE story by the inventor of the Nest thermostat explains why we entrepreneurs persist; he shows how one person's passion can change an industry, how the entrenched companies fight innovators, and how, with persistence, a better design can nonetheless triumph and change the world.