Discover a treasure trove of patent lithographs - discarded by the US Patent Office then rescued from destruction by Randy Rabin as he and Jackie Bassett uncover the secrets to innovation success behind the Wright Bros., Heddy Lamar, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, W.H. Carrier and 100's of others.
View one of the very first hybrid cars - from 1901!
Discover how two bicycle shop owners from Ohio solved a problem that not even Galileo could.
Find out how a movie actress looked at a piano roll to co-create the basis of wireless communication.
Discover for yourself the process of innovation success by viewing how the masters designed their products.
Unearth the secrets to product success by studying what worked in an economy equally as challenging as todays.
What did Goddard, Westinghouse, The Wright Brothers and others do when there was no budget, no capital and no funds?
It took Xerox 15 years before the first viable, user friendly model hit the market, yet in its first six months their Model 914 exceeded sales projections for the entire lifetime of the machine. What did they do to accelerate innovation success?.
For centuries, successful controlled flight eluded the likes of DaVinci and Galileo. What did two bicycle shop repairmen from Ohio named Wright do to succeed and build an industry that would stimulate the global economy?
We are living in challenging times. This is an economy where every one can make a difference. Every one can and must make their contribution.
Buy this book and look at the orginal drawings from these masters of innovation, for answers to problems you are looking to solve; Drawing On Brilliance!
Imagine trying to develop a bicycle or automobile for roads that were not yet paved. What must it have been like to create the first electric light without electric light to work by? How challenging was it to develop anything in a lab during the summer without air conditioning or even electric fans?
Some of the inventions on the following pages may be more familiar than others, but all have lessons for the problem solvers of any era. Note how earch inventor actually stood on the shoulders of others, for example by borrowing parts, or benefiting by analogy. See how you might incorporate their thinking into your own creative problem solving.
About Jackie Bassett:
Jackie Bassett is founder and CEO of BT Industrials Inc., a strategic management and technology consultancy where she helps CEOs of global 500 companies design and execute on their innovation strategies. She was one of the first 100 employees at Netscreen Technologies; which started in 1997, successfully IPO'd in 2001, then was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 for $4Billion. Her background is in investment banking having worked at State Street International. Her innovation strategy work has been in a variety of industries from Telecom, to HealthCare, to Clean Tech, to Digital Entertainment, to Biotech. She holds an MBA from Babson College and a private pilot's license.
About Randy Rabin:
Randy Rabin is founder of PatentArts, an invention and patent research service for inventors,companies, and patent law firms. Its small group of researchers has worked in almost every area of technology including semiconductors, communications,optics, medical devices, surgical techniques, turbines, fuel cells, and solar power generation systems. Prior to PatentArts, he founded MicroTronics, Inc. to custom build computers, including designing a computer kit and a training program for the Peace Corps. A lifelong inventor,he is developing three inventions in the medical device field about to enter the patent application stage in three countries.