A majority of inventors believe that they will make over a million dollars with their inventions, but in reality it’s a very small percentage. Warren Tuttle’s new book, The Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Inventing, tips the odds back in your favor as an inventor with his personal experience, tips and motivational anecdotes.
I received a copy from HarperCollins Leadership, and quickly realized that it’s not only a book for home inventors, but if you’re a designer, maker, or have a general interest in innovation and how it works, it’s a great read. With tips for success, Warren also explores the failures and frustrations in his personal life and helps the reader explore what to do in those circumstances.
Warren Tuttle, well known in the inventor community, has helped multiple inventors commercialize their ideas and has been instrumental in several major product invention successes. The Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Inventing reveals many inside tips within the inventor world that the self-professed, for-profit, marketing experts don’t want you to know about.
With 18 chapters, the first half of the book is dedicated to open innovation and what that means today. The second half of the book is more of an awareness section, where Warren gives his honest opinion on marketing, inventors, and the importance of organic innovation. His favorite chapter, SIAM, focuses on failure, where he looks back at his biggest invention disaster and how he overcame it.
Complete with the 30 steps to market your product checklist (chapter 19) to honest tips for acknowledging industry rockstars in the field, Warren has covered a plethora of resources to get you started. Filled with praise and endorsements from eighteen of Warren’s peers, including our own CEO, the book seamlessly takes us through the perspective of a life and career filled with memorable experiences in the inventing and product development world.