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How to Decide Between Product Ideas

Here are some tips on how to decide between product ideas If you went through my tips on How to Brainstorm an Idea, you likely have more possible products running through your head than you know what to do with. Follow these tips to help you decide between them for better chances at success and […]

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How to Brainstorm an Idea

Learn how to brainstorm an idea for your own product This is a continuation of the product idea generation discussion. There are four different methods I like to use when showing people how to brainstorm an idea. Of course, these are just tips to help bring the ideas out of your head.  There is no […]

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Thermocouple for you iPhone

Product Example: Thermodo Thermometer for iPhone

Thermodo – a good example of a product following trends. Successfully launched using Kickstarter, and piggybacking the popularity of the iPhone, the Thermodo is a good case study for a successful product launch. The item starts off as a keychain but comes apart to reveal a temperature sensing thermocouple that you plug into the headphone/microphone […]

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Question Answered: What are Some of the Best Packaged Consumer Products?

Question: What are Some of the Best Packaged Consumer Products? Some examples of invitingly packaged soaps, chocolates, shampoos, perfumes, etc.   Answer: The best packaging that I have seen is of green tea from Japan or Taiwan. The tea is vacuum sealed and placed in a nice canister – then a few different flavours are combined […]

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Aerating your wine helps to mellow and improve the flavour

Product Example: Vinamor Wine Aerator

Wine Aerator as seen on Shark Tank: Vinamor This is a product example that I saw on the TV show Shark Tank.  It’s the development of service industry professional Gary DeJohn. It is designed to sit on top of the glass while the wine is being poured. First, the metal strainer removes any bits of […]

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The Three Traits of a Winning Invention

The Three Traits of a Winning Invention By Stephen Key As an aspiring product business owner, one of the authors you should read and follow is Stephen Key. Most of his ideas and pieces of advice are directly geared towards licensing your ideas – which is also a good business model for physical products. I’ve […]

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Sugru – Advanced Material for Creating Prototypes

Sugru: Great for Prototyping and mock-ups Sugru is a material that I recently found and it appears to be a great one to pick up for prototyping. Though you could form your entire product from this stuff, that may not be the best approach. The easiest way to describe this stuff is to copt and […]

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Automotive theme espresso maker

Product Example: Supercharged V12 Espresso Machine

Automotive Inspired Coffee Machine by Espresso Veloce A very quick post today on a great design forwarded on to me by a colleague: A Supercharged V12 Espresso Machine. This is a highly designed (or is that highly engineered?) espresso maker in the form of a 12-cylinder automotive engine.  Old school fuel injection and all. Now […]

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Product Idea Generation

Product Idea Generation: The very first step At the very start of your journey you have to go through product idea generation.  Sure it’s nice to know more about the entire process while you are working on your ideas, but it’s much better to choose an example product for this process. And if you are […]

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Question Answered: What is a Niche Product

What is a Niche Product? A niche product is one that is simple enough to have design, prototyping, manufacture, marketing, sales, and shipping all handled by only a few people. They are tailored towards a specific market and have to be in a specific price window.  This pricing has to be right for people to […]

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