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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:09 pm

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Because not everyone is good at all the aspects it takes to assemble a fully functional and "successful" company. The R&D guy has no idea how to do the Human Resource aspect of the job so they hire individuals with talents specific to those areas.


What you say is true. I may not be able to do the human resource persons job, but I can learn enough to know what they should be doing for me in that position. The same can be said for a patent lawyer or marketing firm. I may not be able to write a patent or make a sales presenation look professional, but I should be able to learn enough to recognize they are doing a good job at it.



I've said this before, why reinvent the wheel and try to teach everyone with a potentially good invention how to be a fully functional entrepreneur? Especially when not everyone has the ability to fulfill all the requirements necessary.


We may not be able to make every person that comes here a successful entrepreneur, but we can educate and support them enough to help them make realistic and informed decisions. Instead of making them blindly as they may be doing prior to seeking our help.
We have all seen the type of help a number of those companies that pray on the uninformed give. The more people are informed the less they will use these companies. If the money pool starts drying up for those companies they will look elsewhere for fresh meat to slaughter.
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Postby Average Inventor » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:14 pm

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Well said Roger!!! :)

Postby bottleslingguy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:28 am

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I'm not speaking in support of those scammers. I fully support individuals learning the ropes, the steps, the methods... basically what it takes to develop a product to get it on the market. I believe you need to understand what you're getting yourself into and what to expect at each turn.

But you can't expect every person to be able to do all the trenchwork and be good at it. Take Leslie the GrillCharms lady for example. Not only does she have a solid product, is smart and has a great "pitch" personality, I'm sure her husband is doing a bunch of the work behind the scenes as sort of a "two heads" thing. I may be wrong and she could be an entrepreneurial dynamo but I suspect she has some great support systems. Maybe that's what I'm getting at and is my point. Everybody needs a good support system, not only to learn the ropes but also to help with the parts of the job that require abilities far beyond those of the mortal inventor. Sites like this can eventually bring enough people together for networking and farming out tasks the average inventor (no pun intended) can't handle. We all know you (Roger) are far beyond mortal in this field so you are an exception. :D

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Postby Roger Brown » Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:33 am

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BSG, You make me blush! :oops:



But you can't expect every person to be able to do all the trenchwork and be good at it.


I agree with this statement, but would add that even though you can't be a jack of all trades you can be aware enough to understand what areas you need help and seek out the Right help. Example: If you do not want to change your car's oil you can hire Jiffy Lube to do it. If you see them pouring oil in the radiator you know enough to know that is not the correct method. The same applies with inventing. You can learn enough to know that if a company says it will take $10,000 to make a paper clip you should question this.

Sites like this can eventually bring enough people together for networking and farming out tasks the average inventor (no pun intended) can't handle.


You are correct, but there are other issues this site has to help fight and those are :
The Parinoid Inventor

The Leap before You Look Inventor

The My Way or the Highway Inventor

The Unrealistic Inventor

These issues are hard to fight and the scam companies help keep them alive. Hopefuly this site is making a dent in these areas.
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Postby bottleslingguy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:21 am

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Agreed and sorry to make you blush but let's give credit where it's due. Not only are you good at all that other stuff but you are also... sorry, enough with the blushing stuff... :roll:

I guess what I'm emphasizing is the X-Factor, the Je ne sais quoi (I don't know what) factor, that little extra something like a confident tone in the voice, experience, the ability to handle curve balls, the ability to think quickly on your feet and anticipate where the questions are going, the ability to cut through the unnecessary chaff and get to the brass tacks type of person it takes to keep the person on the other end of the phone engaged and interested.

Not everyone has that so just coming up with a potentially good product is not enough to get your foot in the door. And yes, some people like me give up too easily. There is money to be made by everyone involved, that's why I support the networking theory here at ISpot. Two heads are better than one and four is even better... sometimes...

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Postby Roger Brown » Sat May 24, 2008 8:20 am

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Collaborating is great as long as everyone has the same goal. Sometimes you get one person in the group that same their own agenda and keeps the group from making progress.
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Postby makeworldbetter » Sun May 25, 2008 10:35 am

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Roger

You are using this holdiday to catch up with weeks worth of homework, huh?

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Postby Roger Brown » Sun May 25, 2008 10:46 am

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Yes. I have been swamped working on inventions for new clients and wanted to catch up on things I have missed. I love this site and want to stay current on what is up.
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Postby Roger Brown » Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:38 am

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I love parties!!! Thanks for the kind words about my website. I hope my posts here and my website are helpful to Inventors and help keep them from being ripped off. I am finishing up work on my first book on inventing and look forward to hear everyone's comments on it.
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Postby Ron Komorowski » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:01 pm

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Roger, your book is very needed. I just don't understand how people think they can get in the most powerful, intricate business game there is; inventing, without reading a few books.

I mean we look at even a cook book to make the best burgers. Why don't inventors educate themselves? Every book on inventing warns about the scams.

To me, it is ridiculous. you want to be an inventor, an intellectual person, well don't you know intellect and books go hand in hand?

How could someone become a partner (5% royalties is about 20% of profits) of a big Fortune 500 company (Inventors always try to go to who they hear of, the big co's) without study and reading books???

You have an idea. You have to sell it to one of the sharpest people in the country...a CEO. You also have to sell to his top engineer and top marketing exec.

If you accomplish that then you have to see if you can dodge the vultures in the corporate lawyers room as they try to get around your IP protection. (Which is fair since they must see if another company can do that to them if they take on your idea and you as a partner)

WHO HERE THINKS THEY ARE THAT GOOD TO THINK ABOVE ALL THOSE PEOPLE STATED ABOVE WITHOUT READING AND STUDYING BOOKS ON INVENTING?

IF THEY READ ONE THEY WOULDN'T HAVE GONE TO THE SCAM COMPANIES IN THE BEGINNING!

Sorry, just seams ridiculous that people still support the scam companies....AND..how many GOOD U.S. inventions do they screw up on people? They don't have to scam either. They could offer a fair service and do quite well. I am thinking of starting a legit inventing service one day.

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