A new season of ABC’s Shark Tank recently started. I like the show, not as much as Pitchmen though. The product that got funding is called Grease Monkey Wipes. The tagline is “Don’t be afraid to play dirty”. I was really happy the entreprenuers got funding. The thing that hit home for me was that […]
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When I was in sixth grade, we were forced to write a Haiku poem. When I was a lad, I was not very fond of writing. Times have changed. For those not familiar with Haiku let me give you a short lesson. A haiku is a non-rhymed poem, conveying an image or feeling in two […]
This is so cool I had to share. It can’t be embedded but you can see it on YouTube. Here is the site to watch it as well. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.
Now and then I like to share a bit of perspective with the Invention Addict readers. I came across this video when I read Kim Komando’s newsletter. No, Kim is not is Special Forces solider, she’s the host of a radio show about computers and technology. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin […]
This post by a patent attorney on the Patent Pending Blog provides some grim stats. The bottom line: 2-3% of the independent inventors that Bob Shaver sees actually winds up making money off of their patents. Maybe the answer is not in the patent but getting a company to license your invention. I think people […]
A friend asked me “is now a good time to be a product developer with the economy in a recession”. I answered “Yes, now is a great time”. Here’s why. As large companies reduce spending and staffing in R&D, there are fewer people to come up with new ideas. The people working in these companies […]
Engineers often joke that if one could not make the grades majoring in engineering, they changed their major to business or marketing. Whether you are an engineer or not, the role of business is essential to innovation and creating sustainable competitive advantage. The ultimate goal of a business venture is to create a profit and […]
The “Invention Spotlight” is an irregularly published post where I spotlight an invention I think is cool or if there’s a cool person behind the invention with a story to tell. My goal is to help inspire readers that they can do it too. Here is the story about the Bogdon Bass. The Bogdon Bass […]
This post should be titled, “Why Crocs are a Great Invention or How I accidentally wore the wrong shoes to work” but that was too long. Over the summer I saw my neighbor wearing Crocs outside while doing yard work. I thought, “How ugly, I would never wear those.” Never say never. My wife bought […]