Nikola Tesla by Sean Patrick

Nikola Tesla

If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination—secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world—then you want to read this book.Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability. It’s no coincidence that geniuses not only dare to dream of th...

Details Nikola Tesla

TitleNikola Tesla
Release DateApr 9th, 2013
PublisherOculus Publishers
Number of pages46 pages
GenreNonfiction, Biography, History, Science

Reviews Nikola Tesla

  • Kyle
    Worthless self-help drivel packaged up to look like a biography of a great scientist. I could do a similar thing and write a "biography" of a historical politician by pasting How to Win Friends and Influence People on the pages within. To hide the fact I created a sham I might provide around 3 pages of biography scattered within; the first website I find on the internet would be the obvious source for such important historical information regardi...
  • Troy Blackford
    This book gets dinged for being a succinct biography of Tesla wrapped in a loaf of self-help tinged ruminations on 'genius.' But it is a quick read and an interesting one, regardless.Nearly a third of the book goes by before mentioning Tesla, and the first twenty percent of it is essentially a summarization of thoughts from Malcolm Gladwell. The last fourteen percent of the book is information about the author's other books.But the ruminations on...
  • Laura
    What a waste of time!!First of all, the author makes an introduction showing some "hints"about IQ and imagination. So what?By following, he writes a very abridged report of Tesla's scientific accomplishments without making any kind of reference.And then he claims that it was Tesla who discovered the X rays and not Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen!!! Perhaps the author never ever heard about the The Nobel Prize of Physics in 1901 which was awarded by the R...
  • Yousif Al Zeera
    As mentioned in a lot of reviews, the first third of the book is nothing about Tesla but rather some nice discussion and summary on the 10,000 rule. But I have to say that the Tesla part is good. I mean maybe not great but a very good way to be introduced to this incredible guy. I liked how the author mentioned the intricacies of Tesla's relationship with key people at the time (Thomas Edison and JP Morgan). P.S. You may start hating Edison after...
  • Nada Khaled
    TESLA! What a great scientist are you !!This book showed me how great was this man, and how he suffered to make something useful to the world, and how he was offended by the most two powerful men at that time (J.P Morgan, the richest financier at that time,, and Edison, that great scientist and the discoverer of the direct current) and how cruel and evil was Edison with him, because his ideas were much better than him and were going to make his d...
  • Kel
    Firstly, if you are considering reading this book because you want to know about the life and works of Nikola Tesla then I suggest you go to wikipedia instead. This book offers no real insight or narrative on Tesla's life. It's basically a bullet-point chronology of Tesla's life with a few extra words thrown in.I was looking for a book about Nikola Tesla, instead what I got was a three part book that barely did more than chronologise Tesla's inve...
  • Tania
    I agree with the reviewer who points out that this is not a full biography of Tesla, and I too thought that it would be when I started reading. That did not take away from my enjoyment of the book, though. Nikola Tesla is a fascinating man, and his accomplishements were many (and often misattributed). This book provides an overview of Tesla and what he accomplished, as well as an in-depth analysis of why he didn't accomplish more. It goes one ste...
  • Eric
    What a wonderful surprise! Sean Patrick has written a book here that everyone should read. You will be inspired. Read it and inspire your children. If you are a teacher, read it and inspire your students.Admittedly, this book is more about what drives a genius and their imagination then it is a book about Tesla. If you want an in depth study of the life of Tesla, get another book. (You shouldn't expect any book to be in depth at just a little ove...
  • Kelly
    Probably more 3.5. It is very much a self help book but I think it's good because it does make you feel like you can be a genius too if you unleash your imagination and creativity. I didn't know much about Tesla and if it was just a book solely on him, this book would have had a 4.5/5 from me because it gives a great insight into his life, his drive, his passion and his work. It is a very interesting and quick read.
  • Nick Kives
    Free ebook from Amazon that I have had laying around forever. It takes about 1/4 of the book before it even mentions Tesla. The stuff about Tesla is easily found anywhere else.
  • Liz
    To someone with non-scientific interest this short book should be a must read. It gives an easy-read of Tesla's life and achievements, of what he had to endure and proves the assumptions that money and power make men evil. If Tesla wouldn't have "fallen into the trap" of J.P Morgan so many times I believe the world would be a totally different place. It is also an inspirational read, so I do recommend.
  • Doug
    A very short, quick read! Actually felt more like a college paper than a book. Not that the writing was bad, or that the material was fragmented. It was more from the standpoint of roughly the first one-third of the book was what I would term as "the introduction". I say that because it had virtually nothing to do with Tesla, and in fact had little to no reference of him.The middle of the book, dealt with Tesla ... mostly just touching the high n...
  • Amanda--A Scientist Reads
    Judging from the title, you would guess this short story is going to provide a succinct testament of the life of the brilliant and sometimes tragic Nikola Tesla, but you're unfortunately incorrect. The first 30% of this novel deals with sports metaphors, and general references to intelligence without any documentation for the claims made. The claims without substantiation continues through the entirety of this incredibly short work. From there we...
  • Jessaka
    After reading reviews on "Hillbilly Elegy" I thought of this book and wanted to re-read parts of it to make a review, to try to counteract the falsehoods displayed in the Elegy book.Here are some quotes:"There are millions of people that work incredibly har, yet have little success to show for it. Is ten thousand hours too simple of a prescription for greatness?Yes, it overlooks another aspect of great achievement that cannot be ignored: opportun...
  • Espartaco
    Although is a $0 short book, is not the book I was thinking on. I'd not recomend it.This is merely a self-help book on biography disguise. The facts about Tesla are correct, but has no references, must I believe on it only because Mr. Patrick says so?BTW, I think this "biography" is way better than this book:
  • Stefan
    Short and Sweet.This is an great quick read. A nice summary of the life and times of the greatest inventor in human history. I really enjoyed Sean Patrick's writing style and take home message. Finished in two sittings and it left me inspired! Thanks for sharing your work with us for free Sean!
  • Moon Rose
    Great men and women proliferated the world since the antiquities as history bore witness to humanity's evolving rise of consciousness, tapping the sheer power of the Universe to physically create and profoundly discover its hidden mysteries that gradually and radically change the world into the world as we know it. Yet, many of these great men and women stayed in the sidelines, forgotten by history and obliterated by time as if ruled out by the i...
  • Logan
    I got this for free and I still want my money back.Complaints:First: The author clearly knows very little about the field Tesla worked in. As an electrical engineer, here are some "gems" that make me shake my head and laugh:"Tesla then suspected the upper atmosphere ... could be used to transmit electrical power great distances due to thinner, more conductive air." [air doesn't conduct at all]"Two decades earlier, James Clerk Maxwell had proven m...
  • Zachary Gorelick
    I don't understand how this can be called original by any stretch of the imagination. Tesla was a brilliant scientist whose life story isn't portrayed well by an author who barely scratches the surface of Tesla's career and bookends that brief description with self-help/motivational/optimistic drivel. This book felt like a sub-par Tony Robbins tried to describe complex scientific theory by repackaging a Wikipedia page. The writer's story-telling ...
  • Adam Smith
    Wow!What makes a genius? Is it talent? Is it luck? Is it something more?Nikola Tesla was a man with vision. He saw the world and was driven to make it great. If not for misfortune and the rage of greedy men he could have changed the world in ways that can only be guessed at. His contributions to the twentieth century are only now being fully realised. This is the fascinating and heart wrenching story of his life. This book was riveting. Nikola Te...
  • Zahin
    A quick read to remind you a few key lessons
  • ❀ Hana
    Buku kecil yang informatif, sepintas kisah hidup Nikola Tesla, saintis ulung yang mewarnai abad ke-21 dengan penemuan-penemuannya. Walaupun berjaya mempatenkan 800 hasil ciptaannya, Tesla berhadapan dengan pengkhianatan hampir di sepanjang hidup angkara para kapitalis rakus, termasuklah Thomas Alva Edison sendiri. Akhirnya Tesla jatuh muflis, melarat, dilupakan dan meninggal dunia keseorangan di bilik sewanya di Hotel New Yorker.
  • Megha
    The book should have been named 'The Life of Nikola Tesla in Two Minutes'. Only a third of this book is really about Tesla - the rest is about creativity and genius (blah!) Even the bit about Tesla reads like a list of his inventions and discoveries, failing to give much insight into the man's life. I would recommend skipping the book and reading the Wikipedia article on Tesla instead, which by the way is much more informative!
  • Zorigoo Batbold
    I am deeply inspired. Nikola Tesla was always my hero and this book gave me more insight to his life story. The inspiration, the revelation one can mine from this book is enormous. Nicely done, Sean Patrick. I can't wait to read your other books "Awakening your inner genius" and "Alexander the Great: The Macedonian Who Conquered the World.
  • Allen
    Some of the things this man did were incredible. Some of the things greedy people in power did were even more incredible, but in the negative sense. This is a short book, but well worth reading if you are interested in science at all. I found zero errors in this book.
  • Eduardo
    Great book. Short and sweet, with a great overview of Nikola Tesla's life (which is quite amazing!). The author adds commentary/wisdom, which could turn off some people, but I appreciated it, and learned from it, particularly at the end with his insights on how to foster imagination.
  • Anil Swarup
    A remarkable biography of a remarkable man. Here was a man who challenged Edison and got away with it though not without a lot of suffering. However, he never gave up or gave in. He had the imagination and, more importantly, the resilience and perseverance to translate his imagination into action.
  • Bill Tillman
    Teresa's ImaginationA disappointment as I was searching for a small book on the Life of Tesla. What you get here is a pep talk unlocking imagination.
  • Beka Adamashvili
    ვიკიპედიის სტატიაზე ოდნავ გრძელი წიგნი კია, მაგრამ რაღაცას მაინც გაიგებ ადამიანი.მაგალითად, ედისონი კარგი ადამიანი მეგონა აქამდე რატომღაც და ამ ავტორს თუ ვენდობით, ტეს...