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Unsung heroes

  I read an awesome article this weekend. About this dapper fella, John Bannister Goodenough. John is a Mechanical Engineering professor at the University of Texas in Austin. And if it wasn’t for John, there would be no Apple, no Samsung, no Tesla. Because John developed the lithium-ion rechargeable battery. John’s never won the Nobel prize. He’s not famous by any definition. Yet he keeps working hard. At age 92 John is still at the office every day. Says there’s so much evolution left for the battery he introduced to the world at age 57. If you’re reading this in South Africa, let me bring it closer to home for you. If it wasn’t for John I wouldn’t be able to write this post in the middle of loadshedding. John Bannister Goodenough defines the term unsung hero. I did a barista course at Origin a while back. Took a few days off work, flew down to Cape Town and spent 3 days trying to master the art of making coffee. Because that’s what I concluded after …