Category Archives: American Dream

Turning No’s Into Inventing Success, Part II

This post is a follow up to Turning No’s Into Inventing Success from last week. In that post, I described the most painful no I ever received – from a large wallet manufacturer who had initially been keenly interested in licensing my … Continue reading

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Inventing Success: Two Paths

Many things about inventing seem to be Gordian knots. So, let’s keep it a bit simpler in this blog post: there are two paths to success as an inventor: Build a business around your product License your product and collect a … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The American Dream: Myth and Reality, Part II

In the prior post, The American Dream: Myth and Reality, I discussed two premises regarding the American dream: Premise 1: It should be Easy to Earn a Lucrative Living Premise 2: Those willing to Take Risk and Work very Hard May Achieve … Continue reading

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The American Dream: Myth and Reality

There is much talk and a plurality of articles playing the dirge of death: the American Dream is dead. This recent article from Atlantic magazine is a typical example. If the American Dream is equated to an easy way to … Continue reading

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Leveraging the American Dream, Part 2

In the previous post on Leveraging the American Dream I addressed a key challenge affecting lower and middle-income workers: they have no effective leverage to obtaining higher wages. The hourly worker may indeed work more hours, but they cannot work 24 hours … Continue reading

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