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Coding & Tech

The 5 Myths Every Inventor Must Know

Advice for anyone who wants to make a million dollars starting their own company and selling their idea - from a NASA veteran who's actually tried to do it.
Gary Friedman
26 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 10 learners
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90 minutes
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year olds
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1) The myths you were taught at a young age about "Building a better mousetrap" are untrue.
2) There is no correlation between good products and products that sell.
3) Don't try to do it all yourself.  Start with investors.  You will live longer.
4) Patents don't protect you as much as you might think.  
5) If you are successful, larger companies will swoop in with an inferior product and out-market you.  You've already lost.
6) Most successful entrepreneurs fail several times before achieving success.  
No homework will be assigned; however they are strongly encouraged to start their own companies and give it a go, using my advice to avoid common pitfalls.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No formal assessment will be offered.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Gary FriedmanFormer Rocket Scientist teaches...
26 total reviews
14 completed classes

About Me

Hi!  My name is Gary Friedman; I'm a former NASA engineer, photographer, musician, lecturer, and author.  In 1985 I was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the world's smallest telephone - it was so small it fit into the sole... 
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