The Ultimate Inventor's Handbook

The Ultimate Inventor's Handbook

by Bill Chandler

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BN ID: 2940012398284
Publisher: Andante Publishing
Publication date: 03/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 270
File size: 154 KB

About the Author

Bill Chandler is an inventor, patent holder, entrepreneur, and international invention development specialist who lives in Washington State. His expertise has reached many through his work as an advertising agency executive, professor, private marketing consultant, author, and celebrated public speaker

I drove home that sunny day feeling better than ever remember feeling. I didn't realize it at the time, but I had just made a decision that would impact the rest of my life. I had chosen freedom over safety. This decision, more than any other, has shaped my life into an adventure beyond my wildest dreams,

After a summer working four, ten hour days, my boss told me, "You now have to work five, eight hour days." We discussed this for a while when I responded, "You don't understand; I will not work five, eight hour days." "You don't understand," he said, "You don't have a choice." I stood up and started packing. "What are you doing?" he asked. "I'm going where I do have choice." "You can't just quit," he said. "You can continue to pay me if you like, but I do have a choice, and I have made it."

I stopped at the rest area on the way home where I realized that there are really only three options: Live in a cardboard box, have a job, or start a business. I eliminated the box option, I had now tried the job option, so there was only one option left. I started a business. In doing so, I believe I have made every mistake there is to make. This decision has brought me more pain, agony, victory, and joy than I could have possibly imagined. It has also given me a perspective I could not have gained any other way.

It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to amortize these experiences over greater good. As a professor, this is my greatest joy - - to do away with textbooks and powerpoint, and spend an hour each day visiting with friends who are about to walk a path I have walked. Not a pristine path of academic sterility, but the twisted, distorted path of real life.

On this path you run into two types of people; the tyrant and the benevolent. The tyrant is really a benevolent who has lost their way. They have chosen safety and hate themselves for doing so. They attempt to fill their void by tyranizing benevolents. They will bless you even though they strive to do otherwise. Draw near to them, as they will be the source of most serendipity that will come your way. The benevolent, on the other hand, has (continued)

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