the inventor of the D-Fuzz-It sweater comb and the multiplex
cinema and the holder of over 30 patents, offers this
chatty guide that aims to demystify the process of inventing,
from brainstorming and brand naming to prototyping and
patenting. He provides the nuts and bolts of the five
basic steps that he's followed--and still follows in the
wake of the technical revolution wrought by the Internet:
solve a problem; build a prototype; protect the idea;
decide to either manufacture or license; and market with
a twist. Appendices provide lists of resources as well
as templates of legal documents and other forms.Book News,
Inc.®, Portland, OR
A must read
for anybody regarding him or herself an inventor. Mostly based
on his own experience but also drawing on other "small"
inventors, Mr. Kanbar takes us through the process from idea,
to protection, to selling. The book is colorful written, which
makes it easy to digest, but the content includes some very
sound advice for any novice inventor, who would like to try
to stand on his or her own. Mr. Kanbar also emphasizes the
fact that an invention is an idea turned into practical use,
preferable giving you a profit along the way, and selling
/ market your idea may need some major and well planned effort.
The book also shows there is still plenty of room for the
small companies to develop products, which can make a significant
impact on the market.
His basic process is easily summed up: 1)
Solve a Problem, 2) Prove Your Invention/Build a Prototype,
3) Protect Your Idea, 4)Manufacture or License?, 5) Market
with a Twist. And, those are his 5 main chapters. He shows
you how he has done this repeatedly. He's a serial inventor/business
What I particularly liked was his detailed description of
how he did "hands on" market research. He shows
you how to prove out your invention early within the marketplace.
From an invention point of view, he works
primarily from finding problems. He describes his personal
experience in all the chapters. There is no college theory
I highly recommend this book for entrepreneurs
and inventors. It's a fast read, but you'll probably come
back and review it periodically.