Originally posted by ViperChili
reply to post by davidgrouchy
Yet the guy who invented the Super Soaker squirt gun is worth tens of millions of dollars for inventing, marketing, and selling his idea.
The guy who invented the Pet Rock became a millionaire 6 months after selling his first rock.
Think about that. The guy became a millionaire many times over by selling people a stupid rock.
Thats called ingenuity.
Later this year I will be launching a new line of hot sauces. Only I know the recipe. If it fails, oh well lesson learned. It's not a full time gig,
but simply a hobby that will hopefully turn profitable since my idea is somewhat unique. Point is countless people venture out for themselves every
year without the fear of a big bad corporation stealing their idea.
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The point the other guy was making is that, most that do venture out fail. They don't fail because they provided a lackluster
product/service/support, but that they indeed fail for not obtaining market awareness.
If you don't know a product exists, how can you buy it?
This takes us back to the sliced bread argument. See, Had he had the money for "marketing" and "brand awareness" he wouldn't have failed. This is
evident by the amount of sliced bread sitting on shelves right now. Have you ever seen that business show called "Sharks"? If you have, you'd notice
the trend goes like this...
Person A comes up with a great idea, realizes he needs lots of money to raise product awareness, seeks investor.
Person A ---> Great Idea ---> No Product Awareness ---> Seek funds for marketing campaign to raise awareness
This leads us to the next phase of the flow chart.
The problem is the people with the money, want all the product. Watch sharks, 99% of the "Sharks" which they so call themselves, wish to own 51% of
the business including 100% of the patent. So in other words, they say, we will make you "rich" but we will make more money than you, off of your
So this is your flow chart.
PA ---> GI ---> No PI ---> Need Marketing ---> Need Investors to foot the bill to obtain product awareness ---> Find investor that steals your
products and fist rapes your wallet for his own personal gain...
Granted, some people get lucky and pioneer, but most fall victim to this scheme of corpratocracy.......
This is the point you miss.
The world isn't as black and white as
"Make a great Idea, Bring it to Market, Profit."
This just ins't how it works.
In reality, most products that succeed were invented by people who could pay for it themselves already, or B, sold out to a corporation that is just
going to virtually "pimp" their product.
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