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By Dean Kamen

For many years, I didn't think that I had much in common with my father career-wise. He was a commercial artist for comic books, magazines, and the like. Art is something for which I have no discernible talent; give me a ruler and I can barely draw a straight line. It therefore came as a surprise, and a welcome one, when someone pointed out that the bridge between art, entrepreneurship, and inventing certainly does exist: Creativity.