Sir James Dyson

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Sir James Dyson will tell you, it’s not eas being an innovator.

Dyson is the guy who, a few years ago, came up with a whole new kind of vacuum cleaner, which he dubbed the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum.

It was a revolution in vacuum technology that upended that well-established undustry.

But as he told me, in our 2004 interview, it isn’t as easy as just building the better mousetrap.

The company founded by Sir James Dyson is still innovating. Recently, the company announced it was building thousands of ventilators to help treat coronavirus patients.