7 Lessons for Innovators from an Otherworldly Thinker
In the latter part of his life, Alexander Weygers lived unobtrusively on a remote, oak-studded ranch, sheltered by a rustic home built from recycled materials, and fueled by a conviction to make as little money as possible. Whatever he needed, he built. He was at that juncture a man who had seemingly sprung straight from the earth. One would never have guessed that for much of his life, what Weygers truly wanted was to soar above it.
Of all his world-class accomplishments as an artist, engineer, and teacher, Weygers’ greatest may have been the one that no one saw or touched, and that few believed even existed. You see, in the early 1940s, Alexander Weygers invented and patented the first flying saucer.
How did a man living on a property with no electricity win an international space race? How did a person whose art was renowned for its microscopic attention to detail create a vision as grandiose as anything generated by the Wright Brothers? What drove him to innovate at a rate that would make the conjurers of Silicon Valley envious?
Few people born in the last century understood innovation like Alexander Weygers. His unconventional methods and thought processes are reveled at last in LIFT: 7 Lessons For Innovators From An Otherworldly Thinker.
About The Author:
Randall G. Hunter has been involved in the art world for more than 30 years, most recently as a publisher and gallery director for a fine art business based in Capitola, California. He is also director of the Weygers Foundation. Introduced to Alexander Weygers’ work in 2008, he has spent the years since amassing the world’s largest collection of the man’s art, designs, and writing. Randall recently partnered with an investment group which purchased the property on which Weygers created the Discopter, to preserve its history and house the Weygers Foundation.
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