Category Archives: Innovation

Consumer Electronics Show – Las Vegas

    I usually write a blog post each week, but I am a bit late with this post. Last week I attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CES is a phenomenal event that occurs every year … 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

Posted in Career success, Innovate or deteriorate, Innovation, Invention, Inventor resources, Life in 2024, Multiple careers, thriving in chaos | Leave a comment

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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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

Posted in 3D Printing, Barriers to entry, Crowd funding, Indiegogo, Innovate or deteriorate, Innovation, Invention, Kickstarter, Licensing, Maker's Spaces, Persistence, Shark Tank | 7 Comments

Cutting the Gordian Knot to Inventing Success

The Gordian Knot is a legend of Phrygian Gordium associated with Alexander the Great. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem (disentangling an “impossible” knot) solved easily by loophole or “thinking outside the box” (“cutting the Gordian knot”). The iconic Gordian knot is analogous to the … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show 2016 – Key Trends

I just got back from attending the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Wow! The CES is the largest trade show in Las Vegas, featuring over 3,600 exhibitors and drawing over 150,000 attendees. From January 6 – 9 innovative … 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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