Aaron Marshall

Husband to Nichole.
Dad to Zurich & Israel.
CEO & designer of Over.

Cape Town, South Africa

Doing what you love requires bitter seasons of doing what you hate. To love is to suffer. To have passion is to have pain.
Aaron Marshall
They copied all they could follow
but they couldn’t copy my mind
so I left them sweating and stealing
a year and a half behind.
Rudyard Kipling
There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela

No

The Telephone purports to transmit the speaking voice over telegraph wires. We found that the voice is very weak and indistinct, and grows even weaker when long wires are used between the transmitter and receiver. Technically, we do not see that this device will be ever capable of sending recognizable speech over a distance of several miles.

Messer Hubbard and Bell want to install one of their “telephone devices” in every city. The idea is idiotic on the face of it. Furthermore, why would any person want to use this ungainly and impractical device when he can send a messenger to the telegraph office and have a clear written message sent to any large city in the United States?

The electricians of our company have developed all the significant improvements in the telegraph art to date, and we see no reason why a group of outsiders, with extravagant and impractical ideas, should be entertained, when they have not the slightest idea of the true problems involved. Mr. G.G. Hubbard’s fanciful predictions, while they sound rosy, are based on wild-eyed imagination and lack of understanding of the technical and economic facts of the situation, and a posture of ignoring the obvious limitations of his device, which is hardly more than a toy …

In view of these facts, we feel that Mr. G.G. Hubbard’s request for $100,000 of the sale of this patent is utterly unreasonable, since this device is inherently of no use to us. We do not recommend its purchase.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Richard Branson
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