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The Resource Idea to invention : what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration, Patricia Nolan-Brown

Idea to invention : what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration, Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Idea to invention : what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration
Title
Idea to invention
Title remainder
what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Nolan-Brown
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
You don't have to be a mechanical genius to be an inventor. Anyone can invent - a parent wrestling with a baby sling ...a coach frustrated with slick-soled running shoes ...an office worker determined to keep the computer cords untangled. Inventing is simply finding clever solutions to everyday challenges. Author and inventor Patricia Nolan-Brown has turned common annoyances into ingenious and money-making products. She shares the tricks of her trade in Idea to Invention, a practical guide that helps ordinary people look at their world with the eyes of an inventor. Readers will learn six simple steps to invention - and discover: how they rate on six crucial personality traits; creativity habits that spark invention; the power of tape-and-paper prototypes to refine their vision; how to navigate the ins and outs of licensing and patenting their product; the pros and cons of finding a licensed manufacturer vs. running a home-based assembly line; how to promote their invention-from perfecting the pitch and finding store buyers to trade-show shortcuts and strategies for creating buzz online; and product enhancements that add years to shelf life. From initial concept to thriving business, this handy guide simplifies the invention process and gives creative thinkers the competitive edge they need to achieve success
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DLC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Idea to invention : what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration, Patricia Nolan-Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
My success story: if I can do it, so can you -- Take the success quiz you can't fail and learn how to I.N.V.E.N.T. -- Are you Inquisitive? Cultivate curiousity! -- Do you have Nerve? Grow a thicker skin! -- How strong is your Voice? Passion speaks! -- How's your Energy level? Fire it up! -- Do you Nourish your dreams? Feed 'em! -- Got Tenacity? Hang in and hang on! -- The six simple steps to invention: what they are and how to use them -- Think it (step one): it all starts in your head -- Cook it (step two): now get real -- Protect it (step three): keep thieves away -- Pitch it (step four): make 'em want it bad -- Make it (step five): factory in the kitchen (or not) -- Bedazzle it (step six): add bells and whistles -- Building the right online platform: social media trick and tools to make your product flourish -- Living the inventor's life: helpful hints for a healthy, happy inventing experience -- The final word: you can make it happen
Control code
844726831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780814432938
Lccn
2013027426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844726831
Label
Idea to invention : what you need to know to cash in on your inspiration, Patricia Nolan-Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
My success story: if I can do it, so can you -- Take the success quiz you can't fail and learn how to I.N.V.E.N.T. -- Are you Inquisitive? Cultivate curiousity! -- Do you have Nerve? Grow a thicker skin! -- How strong is your Voice? Passion speaks! -- How's your Energy level? Fire it up! -- Do you Nourish your dreams? Feed 'em! -- Got Tenacity? Hang in and hang on! -- The six simple steps to invention: what they are and how to use them -- Think it (step one): it all starts in your head -- Cook it (step two): now get real -- Protect it (step three): keep thieves away -- Pitch it (step four): make 'em want it bad -- Make it (step five): factory in the kitchen (or not) -- Bedazzle it (step six): add bells and whistles -- Building the right online platform: social media trick and tools to make your product flourish -- Living the inventor's life: helpful hints for a healthy, happy inventing experience -- The final word: you can make it happen
Control code
844726831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9780814432938
Lccn
2013027426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844726831

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