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Idea to Invention by Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Introduction

If the state of the economy is making you lose sleep, take heart: you could probably come up with at least two great ideas right now to turn into a thriving business or the source of abundant royalty checks. So what's stopping you? Maybe you think inventors are either really rich or really special and you're just an ordinary person, so there's no way. Or maybe you're scared you'd have to quit your day job or go into serious hock to get a product off the ground.

Well, there's good news: none of that is true. My message in a nutshell is that anyone can become a successful inventor. Just think “six-plus-six”—six personality traits for success and six simple steps to invention. You don't need a trust fund, a corner office, or a second ...

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