Category Archives: Why inventors matter

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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Thinkers, Tinkerers, and Inventors

I have been an inventor for 12 years and have been full-time self-employed as an inventor for the last 5 years. I have found there are three kinds of people when it comes to invention. Thinkers When I relate the … Continue reading

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Inventor Success: Cull Dim Bulb Ideas

I have written previously about culling your ideas to keep only the best ones. In that post, I posited that culling many “inspired” ideas down to a very small number of final candidates was essential to inventor success – a … Continue reading

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Why Be an Inventor?

Less than 5% of all patent holders profit from their invention. Almost everyone knows someone who invented something, but never got any traction or success from their concept or idea. It seems that the chances for success for the independent inventor are … Continue reading

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Inventors and the Digital Economy

Much has been written about the digital economy: job losses caused by technology advances and wage stagnation for middle income workers. A recent article in The Economist highlighted this challenge. Corporations are pressured to increase productivity and profits while reducing costs. One way … Continue reading

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Why Inventors Matter

Less than 5% of all patent holders profit from their invention. Almost everyone knows someone who invented something, but never got any traction or success from their concept or idea. Big innovative technology companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and others have … Continue reading

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