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Invent, Innovate, and Prosper: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Inventing

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You don't need to be lucky, or a genius, to create a successful invention. You just need a clear process to spark ideas and bring them to market.

Michael Colburn is an inventor. He wasn't always, but he made himself into one and realized a powerful truth: inventing is a skill anyone can master. Over the last four decades, he has created inventions and built businesses and p
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Published April 1st 2019 by Inventing Pathways Publishing LLC
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William Kuhn
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't have a natural head for business and would probably have sunk if you'd thrown me into that pool. This book can put anyone, even someone as clueless as me, on the path to patents and money-making inventions. Michael Colburn rests this book on a long career of making profitable inventions, in the food-service industry and beyond. He's had a career of enviable commercial success. Here he shares his firsthand experience. He also looks at the habits of many other inventors like George Westing ...more
Hannah Barry
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
What is so fantastic about this book is how simple and accessible it is. The author, Michael G. Colburn writes with such simple specificity that it becomes impossible not to grasp the concept he expounds upon. Everyday folks can pick up this book and take away a great deal of practical information.
Colburn breaks the book down into very direct sections, including well-described subsections within each culminating into a very thorough 18 step process. Additionally, Colburn gives the reader further
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Carl Wallace
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On “Invent, Innovate and Prosper” by Michael G. Colburn:

If you have ever thought to yourself, “I could never invent anything!”, then read this book. Mike Colburn guides the reader through the innovation process step-by-step with readable, relatable language and a sprinkling of humor to keep his book enjoyable while being thoroughly educational.

After reading of Mike’s experiences and insights, the motivated reader will be able to develop an idea from a passing thought to a finished product ready
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Ed Malaker
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Invent, Innovate, and Prosper is a fantastic book that will teach you everything you need to know to become an inventor, from where you get the initial idea, to how to market the finished product.

It is also an excellent book for non-inventors because much of the book is devoted to looking at the world around you in new ways while recognizing problems and devising ways to solve them. It's almost a self-help book geared towards strengthening your observational skills with the potential for a high
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Rachel (Life of a Female Bibliophile)
This book is a great guide and resource to learning about all that different inventing factors that go into inventing. I found it to be an engrossing read as it take readers step by step on the various processes while using real world examples and sharing stories of notable inventors. The writing is solid and the technical terms are explained in a clear manner, which I appreciated.

While this book is heavily focuses on the art of inventing, I think it can also be used as a tool to help jumpstart
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Ravin Maurice
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a long time fan of shows like Dragons Den and Shark Tank, I have always been fascinated by inventors and inventing. This book gave me a very concise look into what goes into inventing a product, from initial concept to production to the patent process. The author even provided form templates in the back which I think would be really helpful, especially the NDA. I would recommend this book for any rookie inventor trying to put their product out into the market. Anyone who is interested in inve ...more
Chichi Obi
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Invent, Innovate and prosper is a book about inventions which defines an invention as being beyond creating a product but it could be dance, music or something else which is made. Colburn writes about how you can ensure that the invention you create is suitable for its purpose.
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Michael G. Colburn has spent more than 45 years founding and running businesses based on creativity and design. In 2005 He and his wife Mary Esther Treat launched Ideas Well Done, a firm that focuses exclusively on inventing new products and bringing them to the marketplace. Since then Mike has created over 25 inventions that have generated millions of dollars in revenue and has patents issued in ...more