Some thoughts on India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. 1. Pandit Nehru had a less than mediocre academic record, earning what was called a "Gentleman's Pass" from Oxford University.
No other scion of the Nehru dynasty would graduate for the next 70 years. #scholar
2. Pandit Nehru was less than a successful lawyer, which left him with a lot of free time to indulge his other pleasures.
This was in stark contrast to Sardar Patel, who left a flourishing law practice to jump into the freedom movement. #professional
3. Pandit Nehru became President of the Indian National Congress after Shri Motilal Nehru - his father - urged Mahatma Gandhi to give him a chance. #dynast
The Canon F-1 mechanical film camera from 1971 had over 10,000 parts. It was designed to compete with the Nikon F released 12 years earlier (with fewer parts) and despite the complexity was not really a competitive risk.
The Canon "system" (1) was designed to compete with the Nikon F system, which had 10 years of ecosystem growth.
Less than a year after Canon, Nikon released the culmination of a 5 year project, the F-2 (2), which overwhelmed Canon which barely resembled 1962 Nikon System (3).
Nikon took a very conservative approach to adding features having secured (and defended) the professional market. 8 years later they released the Nikon F-3 which *required* batteries for the *first time*, but even had a backup mechanical shutter release that was heavily marketed.