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...billion-dollar businesses in need of inventors!

Inventors change the world.


Phoenix, Arizona: This episode of the show is an American classic. These are truly today's pioneers and quiet heroes. Yet, like so many who redefine an entire industry, they were outlawed within it. They broke the rules. They created something totally new. Some people thought they were just crazy, until they began winning within their game. These renegades persevered. They negotiated and today they are leaders within their industry. Now they're on their way to becoming a billion dollar business that began in a California garage in 1959.

Innovators, by their very nature, are constantly going up against existing systems. The establishment. Sometimes their insights do not come by small increments, but by large leaps and then renegades become outlaws!

If you are a golfer, you know Ping. It ranks with Titleist, Spaulding, Calloway, Taylor-made-Adidas. But there's a difference; here the business is privately-held; and though the patriarch has died, his son, John, continues to build on all the lessons he learned from his father as his engineering apprentice when they first started this business. So come now, and meet John Solheim.

You will learn one of the most fundamental truths about what it takes to grow a business. You will look at family business where the word family becomes all-inclusive. With boldness and a singular vision, you will see how a business constantly strives for a higher perfection.  

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Inventions stir economies

Study intellectual property and the heart of invention.
Explore all these videos yourself, and you will never be the same.

*Your sliver of genius

In the earliest days of the broadcasts of this show (back in 1994-1995), there was a special segment called "the Sliver of Genius." Then we began to realize virtually every successful business is built on that special focus.  Each of us has a sliver of genius.  Each of us has special gifts and abilities.

Every crisis should stimulate our imaginations, creativity, and motivations.

Entrepreneurs do not wait for somebody else to do it. They just do it themselves. They take on the big challenges and are not afraid that others will think they are stupid, crazy, or simply a fool. It is so much easier to say, "That's impossible" or "That can't be done."

So what are you waiting for? Do you have that special genius?*

The energy crisis? Think about harnessing energy in new ways. Breakthroughs will come.
Clean water crisis? Create pure water from the a simple bonding of hydrogen and oxygen.
Clean air crisis? Work on the first two and this one gets mitigated along the way!
Garbage crisis. Evolve recycling and sanitary landfills as Ecology Mountains for work and play.
Open-space crisis. Create wide connectors over superhighways for wildlife and nature trails.
Global warming. We will do all of the above and global warming will be a thing of the past.
Fanaticism. Grasp a deeper insight into the foundations of religions and the sciences then become an ambassador to the nations. Fanatics, severely limited intellectually, can be redeemed.

There will be more about each of these crises within the section of the website that talks about going from $0 to over $1 Billion in less than a lifetime. More...

There are always four paths to walk and eight steps to climb:


Start a Business
He started on his kitchen table and today his business is recognized as one of the world's best industrial design firms. They are driven by their knowledge that every idea and every product can be improved.

Key Question: How do I start a business?"


Grow a Business
Capture the essence. Go deeper. Then, invent!  What do we know about light?  Turns out, not much more than we did 100 years ago. Yet, Jack Miller has a few new insights. Then, his daughter had her own insights about art preservation.  So together, they started a business  based on those ideas! Like most,  they bootstrapped it!

Key Question: What is a path for growth?

Buy a Business
She bought the ugly duckling nobody wanted.
The location was losing money, but she nurtured her little Chevrolet dealership to health. Everybody gasped; her duckling had become the most beautiful swan in the country! Read Pamela Rodgers' story... how she failed twice and then came back to win.


Sell a Business
Biosite medical diagnostic devices save lives
and healthcare dollars. The industry said, "It couldn't be done." Colleagues said, "It's a stupid idea." They pushed forward, got venture money, did an IPO, and were doing over $250M in sales when acquired by a customer (and much larger company).

Learn all eight possible ways to leave your lover!

Key Question: Who is the best buyer?

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