Writing A New History of Innovation

By Charles Warner

Inventions. Innovations. Ideas. Is there anything more inspiring and uplifting than seeing someone pour their heart and soul into their idea? The passion is almost contagious. The determination, even though others say it can’t be done. It won’t work. It’s not possible. Better luck next time.

History is full of great innovations or ideas that were met with fierce resistance. Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because, “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” He also couldn’t get a loan to build a theme park on a huge swamp in Florida. Go figure?

Bill Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data

Henry Ford is today known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, but he wasn’t an instant success. In fact, his early businesses failed and left him broke five times before he founded the successful Ford Motor Company.

The first book by Steven King, the iconic thriller Carrie, received 30 rejections, finally causing King to give up and throw it in the trash. His wife fished it out and encouraged him to resubmit it, and the rest is history, with King now having hundreds of books published the distinction of being one of the best-selling authors of all time.

So with the spirit of innovation and invention in mind IPW traveled to Pittsburgh to attend INPEX, the largest inventors convention in the world, sponsored by InventHelp.

Hundred of inventors proudly displayed their ideas, hoping to make a connection with someone who could help them bring the idea to market. The convention was headlined by keynote speaker Kevin Harrington, from TVs “Shark Tank”. For those infatuated by improving on existing technology, it was a fascinating event with a lot of really creative people.

Speaking of creative people, that’s who we are assembling for the premier issue of The Legacy Series: Innovations & Technology featuring the contributions of Steve Jobs. As we are finalizing the story ideas and interviews we have assembled a “who’s who” of innovative companies and industry leaders. We are on target to celebrate the genius of Steve Jobs, who pushed over that first domino, while transitioning to other industries and innovators. If it is interesting, clever, or makes our lives easier, we will be talking about it. New phones, laptops and tablets? We will be covering those. Gadgets and gizmos, yep. Just in time for the holiday shopping season The Legacy Series will have the latest and greatest. Our goal is to not only inform but inspire the reader.

Have a story idea about innovation or technology, let us know. Is there a tireless entrepreneur trying to change the world with some great idea? We want to include them. This publication is going to be big. Big stories, big ideas, big distribution. If you want to be involved or just want to get a copy sent to you free of charge, visit our website and we will hook you up. Tell your friends, check out our FB and Twitter feeds and get ready for the next big thing, brought to you by IPW.


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