Idea to Invention is a helpful resource book for those wishing to embark on an inventor’s journey. Ms. Nolan-Brown graciously gives insight regarding her personal experiences and the steps you need to be take for your own venture. It includes honest self-assessment quizzes, step-by-step procedures and helpful resources.
She begins her book, “I’m an ordinary person. I have three kids, I didn’t go to Harvard, I don’t have a trust fund…sold in the tens of millions…And I figured if I can do that, so can you… my precious infant tucked into her gotta-have-one-it's-the-law rear-facing car seat…Somebody should invent some kind of special mirror so you could see your kid in the stupid rear-facing car seat…my mom, the prophet from the couch, said, “Uh-hunh. Why don't you invent one? Wow. And you know what? I did.” This lets you know immediately that anyone with a simple idea can develop it into a concrete invention and share it with the world.
She also gives key points, “The journey rarely is a sprint… if you read enough you don't need to hire an “expert” at every step… What's selling? What's missing from the shelves?...useful little concept… “elevator pitch… Impeccable customer service is key.”
I believe Patricia Nolan-Brown hits the nail on the head with the insightful information she shares in her book. It is definitely worth the read.