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The Real Reasons Why Great Inventors PROSPER.... In Other Words: BECOME GREAT

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I confess...

I was reading through Gary Halbert's BORRON Letters and stumbled upon a thought.

What makes a GREAT inventor GREAT?

I have a few ideas that I'd like to share with you...

Perhaps I'm wrong. But I believe in this: a great inventor is only great if people know of his invention. As I heard somewhere: "there's no reason for your great product to exist if zero people know about it."

It makes me think that all great inventors had the following skills (and traits):

- They really understood the market
- They had a knack for selling


It's only logical that if you're not a student of the markets then it's hard to find the right invention people want and desperately need. If only you could tell what people really need, the problems they are facing and are already buying lot's of solutions for then you could find the product you could take and then improve.

But how do you become a "GREAT" inventor? If people know you and they know the things you've made you could be great.

To translate into current times:

- If you know how to find the problems lot's of people face
- If you can understand the reasons why they buy existing solutions
- If you could improve these existing solutions and source the product yourself
- If you could then efficiently bring awareness to your product
- If you could use effective selling skills to channel market's desire towards your product
- Then you could be a great inventor.

IDK

I feel like I'm stupid (kind off) a little.

What do you guys think?
 

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I like this. Logical process.

I would add that the invention doesn't necessarily have to be an improvement on an existing solution. Highly recommend Peter Thiel's book "Zero to One" for putting that concept in my mind.

I have a read a lot on the forum of people looking to make incremental improvements on products. IMO that is a surer way to profits, because the market is proven. Although I would expect larger returns when developing something truly novel.
 

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I confess...

I was reading through Gary Halbert's BORRON Letters and stumbled upon a thought.

What makes a GREAT inventor GREAT?

I have a few ideas that I'd like to share with you...

Perhaps I'm wrong. But I believe in this: a great inventor is only great if people know of his invention. As I heard somewhere: "there's no reason for your great product to exist if zero people know about it."

It makes me think that all great inventors had the following skills (and traits):

- They really understood the market
- They had a knack for selling


It's only logical that if you're not a student of the markets then it's hard to find the right invention people want and desperately need. If only you could tell what people really need, the problems they are facing and are already buying lot's of solutions for then you could find the product you could take and then improve.

But how do you become a "GREAT" inventor? If people know you and they know the things you've made you could be great.

To translate into current times:

- If you know how to find the problems lot's of people face
- If you can understand the reasons why they buy existing solutions
- If you could improve these existing solutions and source the product yourself
- If you could then efficiently bring awareness to your product
- If you could use effective selling skills to channel market's desire towards your product
- Then you could be a great inventor.

IDK

I feel like I'm stupid (kind off) a little.

What do you guys think?


Not so much. Nikola Tesla didn't know anything about markets, he was just a kid playing with nature.
 

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I confess...

I was reading through Gary Halbert's BORRON Letters and stumbled upon a thought.

What makes a GREAT inventor GREAT?

I have a few ideas that I'd like to share with you...

Perhaps I'm wrong. But I believe in this: a great inventor is only great if people know of his invention. As I heard somewhere: "there's no reason for your great product to exist if zero people know about it."

It makes me think that all great inventors had the following skills (and traits):

- They really understood the market
- They had a knack for selling


It's only logical that if you're not a student of the markets then it's hard to find the right invention people want and desperately need. If only you could tell what people really need, the problems they are facing and are already buying lot's of solutions for then you could find the product you could take and then improve.

But how do you become a "GREAT" inventor? If people know you and they know the things you've made you could be great.

To translate into current times:

- If you know how to find the problems lot's of people face
- If you can understand the reasons why they buy existing solutions
- If you could improve these existing solutions and source the product yourself
- If you could then efficiently bring awareness to your product
- If you could use effective selling skills to channel market's desire towards your product
- Then you could be a great inventor.

IDK

I feel like I'm stupid (kind off) a little.

What do you guys think?
So, how do you define a "great investor"? Is someone who invents something that is financial successful? Someone who invention has great value for mankind -- like cures a disease? Is it someone who has a break through invention that changes everything -- like the wheel or the computer? I think you must -- or at least I must define it before I can answer your question.
 

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