Have you ever heard of a man by the name of Samuel Langley? At the turn of the 20th Century, America was obsessed with flying, so much so in fact that the government of the United States offered Langley a fifty thousand dollar grant to be the first to fly a manned aircraft. Samuel Langley sat on the Board of Directors at Harvard, was the secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, and used the grant money to hire the brightest minds to design the aircraft. Yet, it was two unknown brothers from Ohio, with no help and no money, in fact they had to fund their experiments on the back of their small bicycle shop, who were the first in flight. Orville and Wilbur Wright, better known as the Wright Brothers, were the first to take flight off of the beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The difference between Orville and Wilbur Wright and Samuel Langley? Langley was driven by fame and fortune while the Wright Brothers were motivated by a dream and a passion to fly.
At Zibra we review hundreds of ideas for products, many of which are good, but we invest and pursue those which give wind to our wings and flight to our passions. We must believe, as a team of creators, that the ideas to which we give life will make a simpler life for all.
Mike Sherman, CEO