Category Archives: Crowd funding

Why You Should be an Inventor

I and many others have written about how risky it is to be an inventor. If you are reading this you either are already an inventor or want to be an inventor. Let’s talk about reasons why you should be … Continue reading

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Inventing on a Limited Budget

There are many challenges to inventing, not the least of which is: how to succeed on a limited budget. Patents are expensive – approximately $5,000 – $10,000 or more (depending on invention complexity). Developing, marketing, and bringing your own product … Continue reading

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2015 – The Coming US Innovation Economic Boom

Ever since the so-called Great Recession of 2007 – and the subsequent tepid economic recovery that followed – the media is replete with gloom and doom forecasts for a dismal future in the US. Do a Google search on is … Continue reading

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Inventing Basics: 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started – Part 2

I am doing a follow up to my last post, 3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started, because I felt I had a bit more to say about each that could be of benefit to readers. So, below are … Continue reading

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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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Changing Landscape of Career Success

The Changing Landscape of Career Success Over last 35 years since I graduated from college, views of career success have changed dramatically. In 1979, I graduated from college with an engineering degree and had two job offers. Many of my friends … Continue reading

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