Learners and Losers

In the business of invention, product development and entrepreneurism the people who invest time and effort in continuous learning…these are the people who tend to experience the greatest success. 

The Inventor School puts all the skills and resources in one place. It’s also a community of energetic entrepreneurs who are working every day to push their projects forward and help each other along the way. 

Don’t be fooled by “invention companies” that tell you how they’ll get you paid for your ideas. There are a lot of scams out there. We believe that in this business there are no easy answers, no get-rich-quick solution, but with some focused effort and education, it’s possible for anyone to achieve great success.

Inventiveness is a fundamental Human characteristic. Since the earliest days, our primitive ancestors (eg. Homo Habilus- aka the handy man) worked and struggled to improve their surroundings. We are instinctually wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain (insert reference). Making life easier has long been a daily pursuit. 

In many cases, we have done that by creating new “technology”. It’s one of our most defining traits.  A stone axe for hunting, a water wheel to grind wheat, all the way to the astonishing technologies we see today – from complex medical to communications devices but also simple everyday improvements which just make us life safer or more fun.

Modern Inventing can be difficult, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding and profitable as well.

History has proven that people who have creative ideas to solve common problems can achieve great success and make an impact in the world. That means anyone! Normal people like you and me.

On my own entrepreneurial journey I’ve been discovering what leads inventors towards success rather than failure. It’s becoming clear that it takes a combination of good ideas, perseverance and a commitment to educating one’s self about the invention process.

It’s relatively easy to be an “ideas person”. It’s much harder to spend the time, to put in the work.

But that’s what sets apart the successful people from the rest.

I know, I know. Of course we all want it to be easy! We wish the process went:

Step 1: Get a “Genius” idea
Step 2: File a Patent
Step 3: Go to the bank
Step 4: Withdraw money

Sadly, this is a fantasy. A fantasy which is reinforced by an entire industry of “invention companies” who target the uneducated inventor, the lazy dreamer.

Those companies often tell inventors what they want to hear – that their idea is great and that for $5000 the company will develop their idea into a successful product which will then fly off the shelf and everyone will get rich!

These are the people who end up losing. They become Losers. They lose their money, they end up losing their faith in themselves and they lose their confidence that they CAN DO IT.  This last one is the worst one.

As the old saying goes, if something seems too good to be true, it most surely is.

These “invention companies” are mostly focused on selling you their services rather than actually helping you win in business. Don’t believe the lies, don’t believe the hype.

So don’t be discouraged. Believe me, you can do it. Don’t let self-doubt come between you and the future you imagine.

But great results come when you take the time to educate yourself, set clear goals and then take consistent action towards your goals. Be a Learner, not a Loser.

The process of developing an idea for a new product or an improvement to an existing product and seeing it come to life, this is not a straight forward path and there is a lot to learn along the way.

With any new skill or endeavour, there will always be a learning curve. It’s my firm belief that in the case of becoming successful in inventing, product development and entrepreneurism, it’s definitely worth the effort.

Invention Learning curve


That’s where the inventor school comes in…

At The Inventor School, you learn all the skills … in one place. Plus, a community to support you when you need it.