Thomas Edison Genius of Menlo Park. Thomas Edison Genius of Menlo Park is one of the foremost inventors of our times. He never considered failure as an option – rather, he said “I have not failed, I have only found 10,000 ways that will not work.” The People Who Shaped America 1 views TwitterPin It You may also like 1:13 The Day We Landed On The Moon. 2:07 Dolley Madison 4th First Lady 2:03 Julia Ward Howe And The Battle Hymn Of The Republic. 1:43 General George Washington Father Of Our Country. 1:36 Remember Davy Crockett And The Alamo. 1:14 The Explorers Lewis And Clark.