Category Archives: DRTV

Inventors – Why Your Friends are Your Worst Enemies

I have written a few posts about resources, many of which are free, readily available to assist inventors in developing their businesses. Below is the most recent post: Resources Galore for Inventors – July 2016 The July post described resources that were specific to invention – people and companies that could help you move forward with your […]

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‘Olympian’ Inventor: Go for the Gold

The eyes of millions are riveted on their TV sets as the world’s top-echelon athletes compete in the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro . All the athletes are “going for the gold,” but very few will win gold, silver, or bronze … 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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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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Secret to Inventing Success: Annoying Problems

Would you like to invent a hugely successful product? Imagine saying goodbye to your 9 to 5 and hello to “living the life.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? But most new innovative products fail. Is there a secret to finding that next … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Why I Became an Inventor: a Story of Strife, Struggles, and Success

After writing over 100 posts, I decided to cover something new: why I chose to become an inventor and my journey from successful engineer to successful inventor. My hope is that readers might see something of themselves in my story … Continue reading

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