Inventors Checklist: Resilience

Today’s post is the last of the “checklist” items for inventors: Today’s topic: Resilience In previous checklist posts, I discussed the importance of due diligence and also passion, persistence, and patience to success. Resilience is the glue that holds everything together. Most careers have standards, expectations and compensations that are structured and predictable. Inventing, however,… Continue reading Inventors Checklist: Resilience

Inventors Checklist: Passion, Persistence and Patience

The next several blog posts will be upon “checklist” items for inventors: Today’s topic: Inventors Checklist: Passion, Persistence and Patience Passion Much has been written about the importance of being passionate about your venture, your dream and, you hope, your success story. As an engineer, I tend to look at things from an objective, fact-based… Continue reading Inventors Checklist: Passion, Persistence and Patience

Inventors Checklist: Your 30-Second Commercial

The next several blog posts will be upon “checklist” items for inventors: Today’s topic: Inventors Checklist: Your 30-Second Commercial Many inventors (though certainly not all) come from technical backgrounds – engineers, software developers and others. Technical people are great with details but sometimes overlook key marketing issues perhaps because they feel that a great product… Continue reading Inventors Checklist: Your 30-Second Commercial

Inventors Checklist: Get Real!

The next several blog posts will be upon “checklist” items for inventors: Today’s topic: Inventors Checklist: Get Real In the last post, Inventors Checklist: Due Diligence, I discussed the importance of doing solid due diligence in two arenas: Patent research Selecting a marketing channel I have addressed these two arenas in several previous blogs because… Continue reading Inventors Checklist: Get Real!

Inventors Checklist: Due Diligence

The next several blog posts will be upon “checklist” items for inventors: Today’s topic: Inventors Checklist: Due Diligence Imagine you are on an airline flight, lined up at the end of the runway, about to takeoff. The pilot throttles up the engines, releases the brakes and begins to rapidly accelerate down the runway. Suddenly, the… Continue reading Inventors Checklist: Due Diligence

Another Perspective on Licensing: Risk versus Reward

In my last post, Inventors Success: Partnership and Trust, I mentioned that successful inventors must partner with others (and trust) them to be successful. Now I’ll touch on licensing again with a bit of a different perspective from previous blogs: Today’s topic: Another Perspective on Licensing: Risk versus Reward In an earlier blog on licensing,… Continue reading Another Perspective on Licensing: Risk versus Reward