When all you have is a great idea...

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 16:21:20 MST 2006

If I had a great idea that just needed funds, especially on that
scale, I would get a patent lawyer, patent the process lease the
patent rights to a patent litigation company like NTP.  It's the only
sure fire way to make money nowdays.

/me puts on flame proof suit.

On 2/23/06, Mister E <Mister.Ed at agoracart.com> wrote:
> Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 19:48 -0700, Scott Pepperdine wrote:
> >
> >>I once skimmed the table of contents of a book at the S.F. library
> >>titled, and I paraphrase, "So you have a great idea, Now What?".
> >
> >
> > Thanks, I'll check it out (that was bad).
> >
> > Gabe
> Well just keep pluggin away at the ideas.  What I'd do is keep a
> notebook and record the parameters of the idea along with a date of any
> changes to the idea. Then some day you might be able to use that idear
> or a portion of it for a project at some future point when feasibility
> comes into play.  Even if it's not something you can ever imagine
> funding on your own, it might be something you can collaborate with some
> one with resources you don't have.
> As an example, I came up with an idea back in 1992 for a unique type of
> company structure designed to create an environment of innovation,
> cooperation as well as a core group of super productive people.
> However, the 4 companies I owned at the time need a more traditional
> structure, so I shelved the idea for later.  Since that time, a portions
> or alternate versions of the ideas I came up with have been implemented
> by other companies and touted as "innovative", which made me realize
> that maybe the time was right to dig out my notes and that the new set
> of companies I now own offered the opportunity I needed to implement a
> test of my ideas.  As a result of reading up and looking at what other
> folks had done with portions of my concept, I implemented the concept
> with some minor modifications about 6 months ago on a limited basis as a
> test.  So far it's working but the real test will come as I grow the
> businesses.
> You have a some good sources to work with so far, so I don't doubt you
> will you find a way at some point to make one of them work :)
> Mister Ed
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