Category Archives: Career success

Delayed Gratification and Business Success

I’ve written more than a few posts on the many frustrations that are an integral part of the inventive process – and, as a result, I have likely have lost some followers to my blog. Today, I want to take … Continue reading

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Your Life in 2024

We are so caught up in the chaos and busy-ness of our daily lives that it is hard to consider our short-term futures: next week, next month, even next year. What will your life be like in 8 years, in 2024?  Why … Continue reading

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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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Inventors Hold the Keys to Success

Inventors work full time at their “day jobs” and nights and weekends spending time, energy, and capital hoping their inventions will someday “hit it big.” Yet less than 3% of patent holders ever profit from their inventions. Inventors hold the keys to success in … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Today’s Economy

Wages have stagnated for middle-income workers over the last fifty years, yet the top 5% of income earners have seen real income growth of 91%. Why aren’t middle class workers getting ahead and what can you do about it? Why Middle Class Workers … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Inventing Success

Imagine a travel company that advertises a two-day scenic 500 mile train ride through the Great Smokey Mountains for $300. When you ask for schedules, towns connected, details of the train, you receive the following answers: We don’t actually have … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Inventing as a Career

Many parents have heard these fateful words from their sons or daughters: Mom and Dad, I’m dropping out of college to become a ——— Fill in the blank with actor, rock star or inventor. All three endeavors have one common thread: … Continue reading

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