One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work By Stephen Key

One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work

by Stephen Key
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One Simple Idea Review

Stephen Key shows practical guidelines to entrepreneurs to turn their abstract ideas into workable forms by turning them into licensed products. Building companies around those that depend on outsourced manufacturers to produce, market, sell and distribute those products.

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Hardcover, 256 pages

March 15, 2011 by McGraw-Hill Education

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One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
9780071756150 (ISBN10: 0071756159)
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The book is a gift for every entrepreneur, providing step-by-step advice to convert your ideas into goldmines. The book offers valuable information on finding and protecting salable ideas through the provisional patent application(PPA) and nondisclosure agreement(NDA). Turning your competitors into partners and introducing your product to the market.

Key Takeaways

  1. Licensing your ideas can be a lucrative way to turn your dreams into a successful business venture without having to do all the work yourself.
  2. It is important to do thorough market research and protect your intellectual property before pursuing licensing agreements.
  3. Building strong relationships with potential licensees and maintaining open communication are key to successful partnerships.
  4. Constant innovation and staying ahead of market trends are essential to long-term success in the licensing industry.
  5. Embracing failures and learning from them is a crucial aspect of achieving success in licensing.

One Simple Idea Summary

Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, developer, author, and entrepreneur with thirty years of experience. He is one of the leaders in the world of innovation. Stephen is co-founder of Inventright and the developer of outstanding products endorsed by Michael Jordan, WallBall, Spinformation, Opticks(r), and rotating labels guitar picks. He has also authored other bestselling books like “Selling Your Idea With Patent or Without a Patent.”

The author opens his book with the power of one simple idea that can set you free from an overseeing authority to create and live life on your terms. The power of thought or an idea is incommensurable, immeasurable. Yet, the world is dominated by opinion. We all have ideas in our heads, but our ability to transform them into a workable form is the question on the table.

Whether you are starting a business or introducing innovation or incremental improvements to existing products already selling in a current market, this book is for you. The author guides you step by step and shows you how to turn your ideas into reality and create the life of your dreams.

You can achieve your dream life by patenting your creative ideas and collecting royalty checks instead of working for anyone else. The book will go a long way for people who want to learn about the main ideas behind renting out your thoughts and product development without spending large sums of money.