Dec
28
2012
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How Do I Contact a Large Company About My Great New Idea?

Aim high...but not necessarily the tippy-tip (Flickr photo by Saucy Salad, cc)You’ve got a killer idea! A catchy new jingle for your favorite restaurant chain. A totally cool social networking scheme that will launch Web 3.0. A must-have feature for new cars. A game concept that will make Angry Birds look like chickenfeed. So, how do you contact Burger King, or Facebook, or Yahoo or any [more...]

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Nov
02
2010
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How Do I Sell My Idea to a Company?

board meeting ceo present ideas companyI finally got it!  A great idea for the Next Big Thing.  A toilet seat with a built-in wireless keyboard so you can text and…er, you know…at the same time.  Don’t tell anyone, though. It’s a secret. Thing is, how do I find the right people to sell my invention to? I need to find [more...]

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Jun
14
2010
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What are some ideas whose time has come?

manure-spreader-1918-ideaThere are some ideas whose time has come, where the advantages greatly overwhelm the disadvantages, and where the idea can and should be implemented. Here is my “top three” list. Metrication There are only two developed countries that have not fully adopted the metric system by switching to the SI units of measurement. The laggards [more...]

Jun
14
2010
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What do men think about while shaving?

Colorful shave (photo by Joe Madonna - CC-BY)For years, I have joked about having my most fruitful thoughts while shaving in the morning, some of them—unfortunately—a correction or improvement on one the previous day that had already been acted upon. First thing in the morning, of course, one can only return to a subject from the previous day or earlier. “First thing [more...]

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