Category Archives: Leverage

Looking for a ‘Few Good Men & Women’

William Jones, captain of Marines in the Providence (the 28-gun frigate, not the 12-gun sloop) then at Boston,  advertised in the 20 March 1779 Providence (R.I.) Gazette the need for “a  few good Men” to engage in “a short Cruize” … Continue reading

Posted in Daring to Invent, Invention, Invention marketing companies, Inventor-center.net, Keys to Success, Leverage, Licensing, Product development | Leave a comment

Sacrifice Leads to Success; Sacrifice Follows Success

One must sacrifice to achieve success. Hundreds of books have been written with this simple corollary as the central principle. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell cites the 10,000 hour rule: that to achieve mastery in a field, one must expend 10,000 hours of … Continue reading

Posted in Invention, Keys to Success, Leverage, Licensing, Sacrifice, Selling time for money, Why inventors succeed | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Leveraging the American Dream, Part 2

In the previous post on Leveraging the American Dream I addressed a key challenge affecting lower and middle-income workers: they have no effective leverage to obtaining higher wages. The hourly worker may indeed work more hours, but they cannot work 24 hours … Continue reading

Posted in American Dream, Career success, Hourly workers, Invention, Keys to Success, Leverage, Perceived market value, Salaried workers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Leveraging the American Dream, Part 1

Most people cannot lift a 500 pound weight off the ground by themselves. But, by using a simple lever with a long bar and a fulcrum, they can use a small amount of force with leverage to lift a heavy weight. I … Continue reading

Posted in American Dream, Career success, Hourly workers, Invention, Keys to Success, Leverage, Perceived market value, Salaried workers | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment