Monthly Archives: January 2015

Inventing Basics: 4 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

When I started my invention career in 2002, it took a great deal of time to get any real progress on commercializing my first invention: Savvy Caddy wallets. Below are 3 things I wish I knew when I started: There are … Continue reading

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Inventing Basics: Too Many Ideas – Too Few Products

Many new inventors suffer from a common malady: Too Many Ideas – Too Few Products  I have touched on the subject in a variety of ways in prior posts. In essence, the problem is that many inventors approach inventing and … Continue reading

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Inventing Basics: 3 Patent Options

New inventors tend to put a great deal of focus on filing and prosecuting patents. Not every invention is patentable, however, nor should every invention be patented. This essential fact is often overlooked. There are three patenting options every inventor should … Continue reading

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Inventing Basics: Prototypes

An idea is the beginning of an invention; a prototype is the beginning of a product.  Prototypes are critical to success. Some inventors focus excessively on the initial idea and invention and too little on creating and refining prototypes. The … Continue reading

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Inventing Basics: Price Points and Profit Margins

Inventing Basics: Price Points and Profit Margins This is the first post in a series of inventing basics – key focal points for the new inventor. Price points: cost to manufacture; wholesale; and retail sales price are crucial to the … Continue reading

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Success is Never Having to Ask, “Do I Have to..?”

Success is Never Having to Ask “Do I Have to..?” Sometimes new inventors will ask me: “Do I have to ……?” This query may be followed by: Do I have to make more than one prototype? Do I have to do a … Continue reading

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Changing Landscape of Career Success

The Future: Freelance Economy A recent article in The Economist described the converging effects of the shared economy – as represented by services like Uber, airBNB, and Task Rabbit – and the freelancers who are the lifeblood of such services: … Continue reading

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