Category Archives: Paths for your product

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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New Inventor Startup Kit

When I conceived my idea for a thin, flexible wallet invention in 2002, I was very excited about the potential of my invention. But, I had no clue what I should do first. So I found a patent attorney and … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Inventor ‘Bear Traps’

What are biggest barriers that prevent inventors with great products from achieving success? Interestingly, the biggest barriers to inventor success are not what immediately comes to mind for most people: money, competition, or lack of connections. Why? While those are … Continue reading

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You Want to be an Inventor? Why?

I spend a good deal of time reading, researching, and pondering the topic of why people do what they do. More specifically, what motivations, decisions, and fears drive them to choose one career path over another? There are hundreds of books … Continue reading

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Inventor Q & A: Questions and Answers

I thought it might be nice to post a variety of common questions that inventors ask and my answers. My answers are, of course, just that: my answers. Other inventors may, no doubt, have different answers than I do. Here are … Continue reading

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Turning No’s into Inventing Success

I hesitated to write this particular blog post. I knew lots of readers would roll their eyes and say to themselves, “oh boy, another tawdry tale about failing in the process of success.” I know. But, honestly, I had to … Continue reading

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Inventing Success: Two Paths

Many things about inventing seem to be Gordian knots. So, let’s keep it a bit simpler in this blog post: there are two paths to success as an inventor: Build a business around your product License your product and collect a … 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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Inventors: Become Curious Observers

I have observed that engineers, accountants, architects and other professionals who put many long, hard hours not only into their profession, but into continuing educations to maintain their skills in the marketplace. Makes perfect sense: to succeed and advance in … Continue reading

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Assessing Your Million Dollar Idea

IYou’ve just come up with a brainstorm, a million dollar idea! Why hasn’t anyone thought of it before? It is so simple, but everyone will want to buy it! All you have to do is just get it out there … Continue reading

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