Samuel Ruben

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Samuel Ruben was born in Harrison, New Jersey back in 1900.  Educated in New York City, he did not go to college, instead he was tutored attending night classes.  He was encouraged by Professor Bergen Davis to attend lectures and to make the most of the Columbia physics library.

He began working as a licensed ham radio operator, building radios for spare parts.  He set up a small laboratory in the mid 1920’s in New Rochelle, where he would conduct his research for more than 60 years.

Because of his contributions he received several honorary degrees, just to mention a few.  One was the Doctor of Science, one form Polytechnic Institute and one from Columbia University.  He also served as a Senior Staff Associate at Butler University, teaching at Harvard as a lecturer in chemistry.  Not bad for someone who never received a degree don’t you think.  In his lifetime, he held more than 200 patents.

What you may not know about Samuel is that he invented a battery we all know as the Duracell.  Until tomorrow what is your excuse for not being successful

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray that's the only battery that's worth buying.... what a great contribution to everyone...

May 29, 2018 03:58 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Samuel was a perfect example of "never say never"! Enjoy your day!

May 29, 2018 03:59 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Goes to show, James, that a college degree is not necessarily the be all and end all in life. Funny, how I never gave any thought to who invented the duracell battery... I just use them without any thought.

May 29, 2018 04:06 AM #3
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Life is about learning along the way - the journey is frequently much more important than the destination - he sounds like he was the ever ready bunny! 

May 29, 2018 04:15 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Wow, what a story and such an impressive guy.

May 29, 2018 05:25 AM #5
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

When you discover how to motivate yourself many great things happen.

May 29, 2018 05:27 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Just replaced a few batteries here with the very thing he was responsible for.

May 29, 2018 08:11 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - Anyone can be successful if they put their mind to it! Great story to demonstrate that point. 

May 29, 2018 08:24 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James,  Now he had talents to learn and do all that and have that many patents.

May 29, 2018 08:58 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Love this story and 200 patents is amazing.  It took us over a year to write a patent, and 5 years to actually get it.  A

May 29, 2018 11:23 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 You are a never ending supply of knowledge for which many of us are ignorant James 

May 29, 2018 03:18 PM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening James - they made a wise choice. I wonder if they would hire such a great person today. 

May 29, 2018 03:20 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James-What would parents have done on Christmas morning without Duracell?!

May 29, 2018 05:45 PM #13
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

James Dray my favorite battery, Duracell...thank you Mr. Ruben! 

May 29, 2018 08:01 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

You know James that was the Generation that would fake it... my father worked as Mechanical Engineer in a Train Factory, then he worked as Garden Furniture Designer for a you guessed it for a Garden Furniture Factory, then he worked as a Men's Shirt Designer... and never finished his degree....Endre

May 29, 2018 10:28 PM #15
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