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3 Big Inventor Gaffes to Avoid Now

What are biggest barriers - big gaffes - that prevent inventors with great products from achieving success? Interestingly, the biggest barriers to inventor success are not what immediately comes to mind for most people: money,...

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Connecting the dots to your future

In a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs talked about the value of "connecting the dots" in your life.Okay. fair warning: this post will be a bit woo-woo for some people, but my post last week called The Magic...

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The Magic Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

All of the magic happens outside your comfort zone.You've heard that before, right? But, what does it really mean to you as an inventor?It means to make progress and move forward to truly commercialize your invention - to finally make money on it...

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Product Licensing Versus Venturing

You're an inventor with an exciting new product, right? Of course. But, what is the best path to finally making money from your invention: venturing it (DIY) or licensing it for royalties? It may be the most hotly debated question among...

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Why good help is NOT hard to find

Every day, inventors shrug their shoulders in resignation and say dejectedly, "Good help is so hard to find..." That statement was likely true when I started as an inventor in 2002. But, it's not hard to find good help today, if you...

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3 Keys to Hit Inventions

Have you racked your brain trying to come up with your next - or first - hit invention? Sure you have. Every inventor does. Of course, there is no formula for finding hit inventions or nearly every really smart person would be wealthy....

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Resilience: Key to Inventor Success

I last wrote about resilience in a blog post back in 2014. Wow! Almost 5 years ago. But, I felt the time was right to take up this important topic again. As I have interviewed over 20 successful inventors for the Inventors Helping...

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3 Keys to Venturing Your Invention

Are you excited about your new invention? You have two paths forward as an inventor to make money with your invention: either licensing it for royalties to a manufacturer; or choosing to venture - DIY (do it yourself) - or build a...

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View from the Other Side of the Table

Have you ever pitched your promising invention to a company for potential licensing - only to come away frustrated? Have you then wondered, "Why don't they get it?" ... or .... "Can't they see my invention can sell millions?" If you...

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3 Systems Used by Successful Inventors

Have you ever noticed there seems to be a 'system' for success in just about everything? Weight-loss systems - lose 10 lbs. in 1 month! Systems to improve your memory by 50%! Speed reading systems! Shouldn't there be a success 'system'...

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3 more lessons learned from successful inventors

I have now interviewed 26 successful inventors as part of the Inventors Helping Inventors podcast. In an earlier post in March, 3 Lessons learned from successful inventors - I passed on some interesting lessons I'm learning from...

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