Thomas Edison or Bill Gates?

9 December, 2009

On a visit to Florida, I saw a sign inviting me to visit the home of Thomas Edison. Out of curiousity, I followed it and found a veritable treasure house. It was where Thomas Edison the great inventor resided during the winter months and thought up his great ideas. In all he registered 1093 patents including those for the electric light bulb, a machine to play music, a camera for…

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Helena Rubinstein’s Cream Success

4 December, 2009

On a visit to Krakow, Poland, I was booked into a small hotel in the old part of town, just outside the city centre. I had my doubts as the building looked as if it had suffered during the war and later occupation by the Russians. However, once inside, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and service. I asked the receptionist about the hotel and she said it was…

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