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Inventors Helping Inventors

Feb 27, 2023

Alan interviews Tony Gonzales. When Tony's 3 year old son got stung by a scorpion, he knew it was time to take action.

So, he and his business partner, Aaron Gonzales invented Scorpion Repel.

Now called Averzion, their product now sells everywhere, keeping scorpions, rodents and other pests out of houses.

Make sure to...

Feb 23, 2023

Alan provides a new Thursday Thought episode.

Alan shares the 4 most dangerous words for an inventor: "I already know that." Alan shares that if you think you already "know" something, your brain tends to shut out any further information.

 Learn to reconsider how you might implement the lesson you thought you already...

Feb 20, 2023

Alan interviews Leeanna Gantt.

In 2018 Leanna Gantt endured a year of breast cancer therapy. Keeping track of all her medications was challenging - so she invented a better system: Tooktake.

Today Tooktake sells in CVS and Walmart - helping people young and old to always be certain they took their medicine timely.


Feb 16, 2023

Alan provides a new Thursday Thought episode.

Inventing is a metaphorical roller coaster: with ups and downs ("the dips").

Alan describes how the slow rise to an anticipated success or apex - is often followed by meteoric dips and twists of disappointment.

Learn 3 practical tips for dealing with the down times...

Feb 13, 2023

Alan interviews Mark Turnbaugh.

In his youth, Mark Turnbaugh loved tinkering. But he found that knife sharpening with his dad's stone was confounding.

Later, as an engineer, he invented a better knife sharpener - Sharpworx, that even novices could use. Today Mark makes and sells his Sharpworx sharpeners all over the...