The Next Idea
As The Next Idea continues to explore innovation in Michigan, it’s clear that amidst the new technology and new breakthroughs, some concepts stand the test of time.
One such concept was summed up by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods."
That was the key to the success of Michigan inventor, businessman and innovator Webster Marble.