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THE POST-IT NOTE


In his book, "Built to Last," Jim Collins describes how 3M employee Art Fry invented the Post-It Note:


"One day in 1974, while I was singing in the church choir, I had one of those creative moments. To make it easier to find the songs we were going to sing at each Sunday’s service, I used to mark the places with little slips of paper (but they would flutter out at just the wrong time, leaving me frantic). I thought, 'Gee, if I had a little adhesive on these bookmarks, that would be just the ticket," so I decided to check into...Spence Silver’s adhesive."


[Jim Collins, "Built to Last - Successful Habits of Visionary Companies," (Harper Business Books: New York, 1994), 150.]

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