Service Name: There's two sides to every coin...
So far, so good. You came to the IASL to learn.
[..and to every door.] |
-- -- Flip your coin. -- O.K. - Heads you win, tails you lose. What are the odds? - It's 50-50.
-- "How can I double my money?" --> Take the bills out of your pocket and fold them over..and then put them back into your pocket [wallet or purse] for safe keeping.
-- You think that this is funny or just plain stupid (what was just said), do you? -- Let me tell you what's really stupid for you to do, "Gamble with the Big Boys." Those guys who've 'been around' and can spot a stand-out sucker--AND YOU MAY BE IT -- THAT DUMB HE OR SHE. -- -- THIS BEARS REPEATING!! BIG BAD BOYS
:-- So far, so good. You came to the IASL to learn. It's a good thing. We're honest.
-- Go To: "Nondisclosure (Confidentiality) Agreements"
-- That coin has multiplied in this game of "Invention."
-- Your small penny's value grew to one-hundred dollars, the nickel is now five-hundred dollars and the dime is now worth a thousand dollars. Do you still want to get into our 'friendly' poker game?
-- You will 'anti-up' and 'sweeten the pot' with YOUR BIG-TIME $$ REAL MONEY.
-- "The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong."
-- You've been quoting these 10 famous movies wrong!
From: Skandalaris Center for
Subject: Upcoming opportunities to bounce your idea
Date: Monday, September 12, 2011 3:15 PM
Last week we were treated to an engaging presentation by Nancy Lublin, CEO and “Chief Old Person” at DoSomething.org. Nancy helped kick off the Olin Cup and Social Enterprise and Innovation Competitions, and shared with us some of what she has learned as an entrepreneur, including:
· Entrepreneurs are born that way.
· Being a founder is overrated; founders also need people on their team who can execute.
· Having a co-founder is difficult; the idea and passion come from one person who needs help to execute or "super-size" it.
· Talking about your idea will bring better ideas back and keeping it close will cause you to miss opportunities.
· You can choke on too much money; start with no budget and a tight timeline, and love for the idea.
· Mistakes are learning opportunities to study and celebrate.
· Love your target market first, not the product.
· Don't write your business plan first; make something, talk to people, get input on your idea.
· Have children; they force you to take breaks and make you a more well-rounded person (and better manager).
· Play poker; it helps you learn the value of your own hand.
· Know when to leave.
Footnote: Read IASL TOPICS ON ENTREPRENEURS
-- "I use to be decisive - but now, I'm not too sure?" --
-- If you ask a Harvard marketing professor to name the four most important requirements for starting a successful business, he'll tell you that the salability of your product idea comes in dead last.
-- The most important requirement is to have sufficient capital.
-- The next most important is to have the knowledge and aptitude to run a business.
-- Third is to have boundless energy, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an unstoppable determination to succeed.
-- And then, finally, lagging far behind, is the salability of your product idea."
-- "Helping Inventors Launch Their New Inventions & New Product Ideas -- Money4Ideas.com" --
-- "Is Anybody Out There 4 Strategies for Email Marketing Success" --
"Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done."
-- You may be that 'Big Sucker' if you don't learn the lessons of the Big Players. Some have written books long ago. Some are selling you their 'system to win.' Some are on their lecture tour offering you Tahiti, Utopia, Shangrila, Nirvana, Creve Coeur, etcetera. [Etcetera is truly a fabulous place, so take that one ;-] READ THEIR BOOKS. You'll find them scattered throughout our IASL website(s).|
-- "Thought of the day:
"Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done."
-- "When raising capital, beware of the 'advance fee' scheme" --
--> "Lottery Number Picker"
-- Gold was deregulated in 1968. Before then it was valued at $35.00 an once. September 2005 it was $458 an ounce; then in December, $540.90, April, 2006, over $608, and January 2007, $645.70 an ounce. By November 1, 2007, Gold reached $800 an ounce. January 5, 2008; $868.00 By July, 2011, gold was $1,600.00 an ounce and by August, 2011, over $1,800.00.
-- "TreasureNet (tm) - The Original Treasure Hunting Website" -- July 7, 2008
-- Gold = $925.80 oz -- Silver = $17.79 oz
Price of Gold: $1,145.80, bid on 12/08/2009
-- "Frequently Asked Questions about Gold > World Gold Council, the information resource for gold, investment, jewellery, science and technology, historical and culture" --
-- "Without energy, everything comes to a grinding halt." -- Angel Publishing, Investment Research
-- "Dubai and Masdar City: A Study in Contrasts" --
"If you're going to think anyway, you might as well think big." -- Donald Trump
-- -- In 1849 and thereabouts, America was overtaken with the 'Goldrush Fever.' Just about every able body that felt lucky set out. --
Gambling on Striking GOLD! --|
-- "Pardner, we're agonna stake our doggone chances an mosey out across that thare wide prairie ta 'Hit Paydirt!' - Cause I feel I'm agonna git RICH!" --
-(Pilgrim, hear me out, this cuduvbinsed by big John Wayne?)
-- Yes, I guess that YOU would have been one of those gold seekers if you had lived in them-thare-days?
-- But now we have to deal with discovery in these times, in the 21st Century. --
-- - THERE'S MONEY IN INVENTING - --
-- "If you're going to think anyway, you might as well think big." -- Donald Trump
-- "How to Pitch Your Idea" --
-- "Creating Winning Inventions and Successful New Products" --
-- You have a big advantage; the pathway has been worn down for you to follow -- but there are those who drift off this pathway to be devoured by the wolves, the polecats and by mean critters; bitten by sidewinders and left to die a hopeless death.
-- Their carcusses lying buried under piles of heavy rocks. Their family back home left crying, "Why did he do this? Didn't he know better? Didn't he have any warnings? Couldn't he have prepared himself? -- And look at us now, his poor family, too poor to go on. Why us, oh -- why me?" Sob..sob..sob.
"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop."
-- -- Shape up or ship out! Your parents didn't raise any stupid kids. Or did they?|
-- -- "There is nothing in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and he who considers price only is that man's lawful prey." -- John Ruskin
-- "PHATIDEA.COM: Shop the Best New and Innovative Product Ideas" --
-- -- Dar's gold 'n dem-dar hilz -- n' dee 'N-ven-tarz So-she-a-shun uv Sane-Lewus haz dee inventors gold-waybillfur-ya t-fynd et. - Jes' git yar ass tigethur an' folloe aur leed. Y'awl hear? - Yu-awl iz acummon wid-us!! [See --> -->]
-- "Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop." -- Alice's Adventure in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll
--> --> [Oops, fergit t'tellya - 'n ass iz a donkey er pack-mule. Ya pack yur campin gear onem. - Wa-didja thunk I ment?] -->
-- "Inventions Needened for TV Shows - Inventors Showcase - Inventions Showcase - New Inventions - Patent Showcase" --
-- -- Thought of the day
-- "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance."
H. Jackson Brown
Author of Life's Little Instruction Book
-- -- One of my very best of friends, William "Bill" Young, who once attended 99% of the IASL's Meetings to August 2007; that's back to way before I became President.. is now staying home and caring for his aged parents. An excellent Programmer by trade, (who has helped me enormously in creating this website), is offering the Inventors Association of St. Louis' Members a link to our monthly IASL Meetings. -- Bill and I are still 'virtually linked' by the Internet.
-- It's lonesome out there where Bill is on his website. Would you please sign in with your URL and he will connect you back to our main Home Page -- and give you a one-week announcement for the upcoming IASL Meeting. -- It'll cheer Bill up and make him happy ;-)) (As happy as when Bill provided us this puzzle while waiting for the Meeting :-)
-- " GAME ON | TORK " --
-- "Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are." -- Assyrian Proverb
-- "They say that great minds think alike." -- Mike & Frank; American Pickers
-- "The History of Video Games" --
-- "Over 1,000 Freeware PC Games"
-- "The anatomy of the first video game - On the Level" --
-- " Invent A Game Challenge" --
-- "Break a leg? - Try 'Wiihabilitation' - Games - MSNBC.com"
-- "Guitar Hero Sales Hit $1Bln" --
-- " Topps Adds a 3-D Angle to Baseball Cards - NYTimes.com" --
-- - -- - PLAYING GAMES - -- -
-- Lose the weapons for clue?
-- The 'U's for Scrabble? The
tokens for Monopoly?
-- "No biggie--just log on to 'GamePart.com' to find replacement parts for games, current or discontinued. Presto--you've got game!" -- 12/21/04 Family Circle p.31X
The point is that inventing leads to economic success.
"Is there a National Inventors' Day?|
On January 12, 1983, President Ronald Reagan dedicated February 11, 1983 (the anniversary of
Thomas Edison's birth) to the creative and resourceful individuals who make up the pool of America's inventors. He called it National Inventors' Day "In recognition of the enormous contribution inventors make to the nation and the world." The President went on to write that the "key to our future success [as a nation] will be the dedication and creativity of inventors." President Reagan also "call[ed] upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities." - InventHelp
Throughout America's history we have brought about prosperity through creativity and innovation. New inventions in communications, transportation, science, goods and services have brought wealth to our country.
A country that develops winning products and new technology that the world needs and wants, brings prosperity to that country.
Countries such as USA, UK, Germany, France, Japan, Korea, and China have gained success from innovation.
Do you own a product made in Iran? I don't. Do you own a product made in Russia? Not likely except vodka. These countries and others depend on commodities that rise and fall based on market conditions. They are followers and not creative leaders.
The point is that inventing leads to economic success. This is not a time to sit on your ideas. Keep moving forward. And these innovations can help turn your economy around.
I once read that the only true source of personal security is continuously improving yourself a little every day.
But what holds many people back is fear. And the longer one sits idle by fear of uncertainly, the fear grows. The way to conquer fear is with action. Doing. And to get started we must think in terms of optimism and confidence.
Now is the time to invest in ourselves. And collectivity we can rise above our current situation.
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