Idea to Invention

What You Need to Know to Cash In on Your Inspiration

 Idea to Invention

Author: Patricia Nolan-Brown
Pub Date: January 2014
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432938
Page Count: 272
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432952

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 
My Success Story: If I Can Do It, So Can You 1

Chapter 2 
Take the Success Quiz You Can't Fail--and 
Learn How to I.N.V.E.N.T. 5

Chapter 3 
Are You Inquisitive? Cultivate Curiosity! 15

Chapter 4 
Do You Have Nerve? Grow a Thicker Skin! 23

Chapter 5 
How Strong Is Your Voice? Passion Speaks! 31

Chapter 6 
How's Your Energy Level? Fire It Up! 39

Chapter 7 
Do You Nourish Your Dreams? Feed 'Em! 47

Chapter 8 
Got Tenacity? Hang In and Hang On! 55

Chapter 9 
The Six Simple Steps to Invention: 
What They Are and How to Use Them 63

Chapter 10 
Think It (Step One): It All Starts in Your Head 69

Chapter 11 
Cook It (Step Two): Now Get Real 81

Chapter 12 
Protect It (Step Three): Keep Thieves Away 103

Chapter 13 
Pitch It (Step Four): Make 'Em Want It Bad 121

Chapter 14 
Make It (Step Five): Factory in the Kitchen (or Not) 155

Chapter 15 
Bedazzle It (Step Six): Add Bells and Whistles 183

Chapter 16 
Building the Right Online Platform: 
Social Media Tricks and Tools to Make Your Product Flourish 189

Chapter 17 
Living the Inventor's Life: 
Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Happy Inventing Experience 219

Chapter 18 
The Final Word: You Can Make It Happen 233

Index 247

About the Author 255

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