How Can an Inventor Achieve Success Quickly?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.75″ background_layout=”light” border_style=”solid”] In your fervent imagination, I’ll bet there was a time when you thought, “I can just sell my idea to someone and get rich!” Admit it! You did think that didn’t you? But, after a small amount of due diligence, reality hit with a thud: you cannot sell an… Continue reading How Can an Inventor Achieve Success Quickly?

Turning No’s into Inventing Success

I hesitated to write this particular blog post. I knew lots of readers would roll their eyes and say to themselves, “oh boy, another tawdry tale about failing in the process of success.” I know. But, honestly, I had to write this post. Why? Three reasons: Every inventor who persists will get ‘mass quantities’ of no’s… Continue reading Turning No’s into Inventing Success

The Good Life – Successful Inventors

Everyone wants the good life, for themselves and their families. The frequently overlooked question is: what really comprises the good life? Is it about earning a high income or having wealth and a secure retirement? Is devoting time to family, friends, and loved ones every week key to the good life? The answer is yes to… Continue reading The Good Life – Successful Inventors

The Road Less Traveled for Inventors

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—  I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost Patent, Prototypes, and Packaging Much of inventing and the creative process is intangible: will consumers really understand my product and its benefits; what colors are best for packaging? Dealing with uncertainty and… Continue reading The Road Less Traveled for Inventors

2016: Thoughts on Inventing in the New Year

It is a new year, a great time for reflection and to consider your goals and objectives for 2016. This could be a great time to get to work on your product idea: the one that has been bouncing around in your head, maybe you have made some drawings and tinkered with it. Below are… Continue reading 2016: Thoughts on Inventing in the New Year

Your Invention: Fail Early and Fail Fast

You have an idea for a great new product. Now what? What you choose to do next is key to your success (or lack of it). Here are your first three steps: Do your own free patent search on uspto.gov – the US Patent Office website Search everywhere for similar products Get at least a… Continue reading Your Invention: Fail Early and Fail Fast

Real World of Inventing

Very little is written about the real world of inventing. Many wannabe inventors love to do the following: Come up with ideas for new products Create working prototypes of our ideas Hope to find someone to “buy” the idea or invention To succeed as an inventor, however, requires vastly more that the above three actions which just about anyone can… Continue reading Real World of Inventing

Persistence Pays

It has been said so many times that it has become a cliche, but here it is again: if you want to succeed you must be persistent, very persistent. Persistence is a key element of all business success, but persistence is crucial to inventing. Why? Inventing is one of the riskiest business ventures. It is front… Continue reading Persistence Pays

Inventors: Become Curious Observers

I have observed that engineers, accountants, architects and other professionals who put many long, hard hours not only into their profession, but into continuing educations to maintain their skills in the marketplace. Makes perfect sense: to succeed and advance in today’s workplace you must maintain and hone your skills and knowledge. Why do these same… Continue reading Inventors: Become Curious Observers

Assessing Your Million Dollar Idea

IYou’ve just come up with a brainstorm, a million dollar idea! Why hasn’t anyone thought of it before? It is so simple, but everyone will want to buy it! All you have to do is just get it out there and you’ll be a millionaire! Ah, if it was only that simple. Do you have… Continue reading Assessing Your Million Dollar Idea