One of the most immediate tasks was to lessen the headaches of running so many businesses

One of the most immediate tasks was to lessen the headaches of running so many businesses

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One of the most immediate tasks was to lessen the headaches of running so many  businesses. Company executives tried to wean Edison from his many business  responsibilities, giving him more freedom to work in the laboratory. He had spent most  of his time over the past decade dealing with the hassles of running an enormous  conglomerate and had missed inventing. But the Edison enterprises were far-flung, and  it was impossible for any one executive to deal with the business of all of them. Executives and key staff members close to Edison, especially his lawyers, impressed  upon him the importance of a centralized organization to the long-term health of the  Edison companies. On March 2, 1911, Thomas Edison, Inc. was born. The new  company was the first step toward combining all the Edison companies under a single  head. In addition to greatly streamlining business headaches, it had the additional 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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