Category Archives: Persistence

Doubts and Demons of Inventors

I have written frequently in this blog about the challenges of being an inventor including: The Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster The Lonely Inventor How to Avoid Inventor ‘Bear Traps’ Now, I will write about a key challenge to inventors: ‘doubts and demons’ … Continue reading

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Delayed Gratification and Business Success

I’ve written more than a few posts on the many frustrations that are an integral part of the inventive process – and, as a result, I have likely have lost some followers to my blog. Today, I want to take … 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

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Accelerate Your Inventing Success

Very few inventors achieve commercial success with their products. Successful inventors typically toil tirelessly for many years before they succeed. Would you like to accelerate your inventing success? Consider a simple 3 F formula: Focus Faith Follow Through Full disclosure: it took … Continue reading

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Grit for Inventors

Inventors always are searching for new product ideas; and always seek the elusive secret to inventing success. Spoiler alert: there is not a secret to inventing success. Success comes from practicing a combination of many behaviors consistently over time. I separate … Continue reading

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The Good Life – Successful Inventors

Everyone wants the good life, for themselves and their families. The frequently overlooked question is: what really comprises the good life? Is it about earning a high income or having wealth and a secure retirement? Is devoting time to family, friends, … 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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