My entrepreneurial juices are flowing. I purchased 100 barcodes yesterday on GS1us.org for my travel inventions / a.k.a. innovations.
My definiton of an invention is taking a few known things, then, in an innovative way, putting them together to create something unique. Or to quote Albert Einstein:
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
Buying the UPC codes from GS1us.org was easy enough, but going through all the steps needed to sell on Amazon.com confusing. But maybe a quote by Thomas Edison explains it better:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
This project to sell invented travel gear on Amazon.com has been ruminating in my mind for roughly 15 years. Or to quote Tony Robbins:
“I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
Yet on and on the thoughts go around in my head. The foolish entrepreneur in me wants to create something radically new, yet generally my goal is to create innovation, or adaptation, and invention by stealing. Or to quote Steve Jobs:
“We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
Fun stuff. And how will I go about this? Best to quote Mary Lou Cook:
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
Thanks. There is a video inside the members-only area with Steve Jobs explaining his theory on how to create new idea by stealing.