Category Archives: HSN

Your New Invention May not be “New”

The next three blog posts comprise a “reality check” that every new inventor should consider. The reality is that your new invention idea: May not really be new May not be patentable May not be commercially valuable For this post, let’s focus … Continue reading

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3 More Keys to Inventing Success

In last week’s blog, I described 3 keys to inventing success: Solve an annoying problem Retail Sales Price is Less than $20 Must Have a 4X to 5X Mark Up In today’s blog, let’s consider 3 more keys to inventing … 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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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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Inventing Success: Situations and Solutions – Moving Forward, Part II

In the previous blog Situations and Solutions – Moving Forward, Part I, I described a couple of solutions or paths forward for a person with lots of ideas and no (or very little money). Let’s consider a different scenario and potential … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in the New Invention Landscape

I have written a variety of posts regarding changes in the corporate landscape and the impact upon average worker’s wages including: Adjust Your Sails Changing Landscape of Career Success Whereas technology has disrupted the corporate landscape to the detriment of many middle class … Continue reading

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