The Entrepreneur Inventor
Most inventors lack the good fortune to make a fortune. Entrepreneurship, like invention, takes a lot of skill — and, a lot of luck! Venture capitalist General Georges Doriot once said that “at the time it is made, a vital error can seem like a minor decision.” If that's true for the typical entrepreneur, it's doubly so for the inventor-entrepreneur. Given the number and variety of decisions he/she must make during the critical first few years, it’s a wonder that any of their businesses survive, much less, thrive.
Our guest, John Daniels, is a basement tinkerer who is breaking the mold in the manner of the best of them. The Thomas Edisons, the Alexander Graham Bells, the Samuel Colts: inventors who were successful entrepreneurs, as well. Forbes magazine says these are a rare breed. Have a listen to our latest podcast, and you’ll see why.