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There are thousands and thousands of unbirthed billion-dollar business ideas, each just waiting for an inventor to discover it!

To find your billion-dollar idea, you have to go inside that idea. Here's one way to do it.

His simple I-Power process can change your business.

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Stamford, Connecticut:  Do good things, and miracles tend to happen. In this episode of the show we go inside one of the most productive businesses in the world (using the ratio, gross income to total number of employees). Where the Fortune 500 companies average under $300K per employee, in this small business it is over $1M per employee.

How can any business be so productive? You'll learn right here.

Marty Edelston, founder of Boardroom, Inc. started this company in 1971. Today they are the publisher of the world's largest subscription-based newsletter, BottomLine Personal; this business with just 78 employees will do over $80 million in sales. This is about five times the productivity rate of the Fortune 500 companies.

He believes these results come from a powerful process he calls, I-Power. Marty believes every person has an endless supply of ideas, especially ideas to improve their workplace. Every week every employee is asked to answer two questions: What can I do to improve my work area? And, what could others do that would cause my work area to improve? Simple, brilliant, easy to do, so what are we waiting for?

Marty was 47 with three children at home when he quit his job as a salesman in the publishing business. He had worked for some of the country's biggest companies and felt there was a need for a publication that ". . . helps people live their lives in this increasingly hostile world."

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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...


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

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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?"

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Grow a Business

Meet the people who invented the Ping Putter.
John Solheim and his father, Karsten, started this business in their garage when John was in high school. The rest is now history!

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.

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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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