David Disney en bikini, Engineers and Technicians, Entrepreneurs Sales Engineer • Protcast 5/7/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,7K

FIRST POST! Inventor or Entrepreneur

FIRST POST! Inventor or Entrepreneur As of late I've been giving much thought as to the difference between an inventor, and an entrepreneur. I'm curious which role I may seemingly fall into. I have a great passion for creating things that aren't on the market, but I also have the plans on bringing them to the market. I see the whole infrastructure I plan for my little widgets, but also just want to spend time creating them. Where do I fall between these two?

Is entrepreneur just a tag line that people use now a days? There's a lot of mist around this for me currently. 


David Disney 6/7/2016 · #7

#6 @Randy Keho Dont judge all of us Sales Engineers based off of a few. I happen to be one of the best! Its the bow ties that make a quality one! Always look for that ;)

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Randy Keho 6/7/2016 · #6

I see by your profile, you're a sales engineer. @David Disney They're the worst kind! Slide bolt "A" into hole "B," and, hopefully, when you're done, your kid has a new bike. Just kidding. I look forward to more buzzes.

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David Disney 5/7/2016 · #5

#4 @Kevin Pashuk Thank you! I plan on spending more time on my next post and dive deeper into my psyche. I enjoy writing, and this will be a great outlet for me! Just wanted to start small to get my feet wet!

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Kevin Pashuk 5/7/2016 · #4

Nice first post @David Disney!

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Kevin Pashuk 5/7/2016 · #3

#1 Good job in extending David's thoughts @Randy Keho. There are lots of inventors who's inventions never see the light of day. An entrepreneur finds a need, (or creates a need) for these inventions and creates a viable market.

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David Disney 5/7/2016 · #2

#1 @Randy Keho This is very good insight, and after reading your response it does make sense as to how far I would take one of my inventions. Thank you very much for reading my article, and I appreciate your feedback!

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Randy Keho 5/7/2016 · #1

What do you do after you've developed a product and entered the market? If you run the business, you're an entrepreneur. If you invent a product, but someone else runs the business and you go back to inventing, you're an inventor. As you can see, the terms are not mutually exclusive. You can be an inventor and an entrepreneur. However, Inventors don't always make good entrepreneurs. Oftentimes, their minds aren't wired for the sales and marketing aspects of a business. They can generate ideas and develop products that find a niche, but they can't always clearly relay that to a potential customer. They usually don't want to be involved in personnel or management decisions, either. They're zeroed in on product development. That has been my experience and I work with an inventor who thinks he's the whole package. In a way, he is. However, he requires some guidance. Optimization does not perform the sales or marketing aspects. It's like a politician who is the first to file his/her candidacy. Their name appears first on the ballot, so they may receive votes from people who are too lazy to review all the choices. They vote for the first candidate listed. But, other, more-informed voters will seek out the candidate of their choice.

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