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His victory over Edison during the Battle of the Currents set the stage for the entire future of electric power. The Westinghouse air brake is considered one of the most important inventions in history. Automobile shock absorbers, railroad signaling and the modern day weekend all owe their existence to the man who Andrew Carnegie called 'A genius who can t be downed.'
Westinghouse may be most famous for the massive companies that he created but the man called Uncle George was a reserved creative giant who went out of his way to treat his workforce with dignity and respect. He was an honest millionaire in the days of robber barons an optimist in the days of skeptics and a generous CEO from whom today's executives can learn.
The film includes interviews with the following:
Edward J. Reis executive director George Westinghouse Museum (1998-2007)
William H. Terbo grandnephew of visionary genius Nikola Tesla
Quentin R. Skrabec Jr. PhD author George Westinghouse: Gentle Genius
Stills from Westinghouse (click for larger image)
I usually avoid documentaries because they are so often full of hype and bs. But I really wanted to watch this, so I did so at my desk while googling various bits to ensure some... Read morePublished 3 days ago by A Customer
A little slow paced, but packed with interesting info. Enjoyed the film, and all the info..Didn't know a lot of the information that was in the film.. Read morePublished 20 days ago by calvin z allen
I have seen many documentaries of the golden era industrialists. All of them I am humbled by their genius but really torn by their greed and lack of value for human welfare outside... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Myers
A very little known story of a tremendous capitalist and entrepreneurPublished 1 month ago by Joseph Brunner
One of the best videos for those interested in Electricity. I had never heard of him. Not only his multiple
inventions & patents, but George Westinghouse the man. Read more