February 5, 2018

How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right

Every year around this time, I get a little nostalgic for Toy Fair. My first real job at age 27 was at the toy startup, Worlds of Wonder. On […]
February 6, 2018

What It Takes to Sell Your Product “As Seen On TV”

Infomercials have introduced consumers to some of the most memorable products in recent years. When products advertised late at night and into the early morning hit […]
February 15, 2018

Is Your Product Idea Right for Licensing? How to Tell

How can you tell if your idea for a new product is right for licensing? It’s a reasonable question . . . on the surface, anyway. […]
February 1, 2019

Idea Steps: Putting Success in the Right Order

Don discusses how the Idea Steps really work for successful inventors, how to talk to people in business, and more… IdeaSteps: Putting Success in the Right […]
March 17, 2019

2 Traps You Can Avoid When Finding the Right Idea

Don talks about avoiding traps when trying to find the right idea, how to bounce back after a scam or hard fail, and more… 2 Traps […]
April 12, 2019

5 Great Ways to Get the Right Customer Input

Don tells 5 ways to get the right customer input, knowing the difference between honesty and secrecy, and more… 5 Great Ways to Get the Right […]
August 2, 2019

How to Make the Right Decisions About Your Idea or Startup

Don reveals how to make the right decisions, why “luck” doesn’t have to be just random, and more… How to Make the Right Decisions About Your […]
November 15, 2019

3 Things You Don’t Need to Have Right Away

Don reveals 3 things you don’t need to have to get started, how to find those “happy accident” inventions, and more… 3 Things You DON’T Need […]
January 10, 2020

How to Give the Right Answer at the Right Time

Don talks about giving the right answer in the right situation, how to avoid dangerous “inventor traps”, and more… How to Give the Right Answer at […]