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Inventors Helping Inventors

Feb 19, 2024

Alan interviews Charlie Cannon.

Charlie Cannon loved riding his skateboard down long hills but hated using his shoes as brakes.

So, he invented VibeRide - an innovative brake system for skateboards - providing a safe and enjoyable skateboarding experience.

Now skateboarders everywhere use VibeRide for a...


Feb 15, 2024

Alan provides a new Thursday Thought episode.

As an inventor, you must be willing to consider changes to commercialize your invention successfully.

But at the end of the day, you are the boss, and it is your product.

Sometimes you must be willing to say "no" and push back and not accept too many compromises.

Be sure to...


Feb 12, 2024

Alan interviews Cody Soodeen.

Cody Soodeen's parents lived in a town with contaminated well water - so they had to buy bottled water.

This led him as an architect to invent a way, using desiccants, to extract pure water from dry air.

 Today, his company, Kara Water sells air-to-water extraction units to thousands of...


Feb 8, 2024

Alan provides a new Thursday Thought episode.

Here's a provocative question: "Why would anyone want to be an inventor?"

Alan presents 3 examples of the negative view of this question: the high-level view.

Then, he presents 3 examples of the positive view - why you might want to become an inventor. The personal view.

Be...


Feb 5, 2024

Alan interviews Clay Alexander.

Clay Alexander hated too hot or too cold coffee. So, he invented Ember - temperature controlled coffee mugs.

Next, he invented a self-heating baby bottle that provides the perfect temperature for baby.

His company also created Ember Cubes to keep pharmaceuticals safely chilled during...