4 out of 4 stars
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Einstein, Tesla, Edison; some of the world’s best creative minds and inventors. What did they all have in common? The unique and communicative mindset that Micheal Colburn masterfully guides his readers to. With an incredibly comprehensive step-by-step guide, the author of Invent, Innovate, and Prosper, Michael Colburn, paves the way to success through his charmingly personal writing. If you have ever considered inventing, or have tried inventing in the past, this book is an excellent guide to lead you in the right direction. Colburn introduces each topic, covers its background, reiterates its importance, and displays application in every imaginable step of invention. From mental preparation to commercialization, Colburn makes the invention process applicable to everyone.
Throughout his guide, Colburn addresses every subject, to not only lead readers in the right direction, but stay with them every step of the way. Kicking off with tips on brainstorming, Colburn teaches scientific knowledge of the brain, and steps to avoid mistakes or faulty thinking. Although possibly obscure at times, the methods the author teaches provides insightful and productive questions to urge the reader to discover results for themselves. In practicing the exercises, such as communicating to all angles of your own brain, I overcame the initial doubt to see the possible productive outcomes.
Overall, I considered reading this book to be an enlightening experience. The only thing I disliked about the book was the fact that it became difficult for me to read at times. In other words, if I was not one hundred percent focused on reading, I would “zone out” at lengthy paragraphs or obscure vocabulary, requiring me to go back and reread. With any book, though, this is normal and simply depends on the reader. After all, the information, although lengthy, was instructional, thorough, and would certainly satiate the reader hungry for every scrap of guidance they can get.
Through the remainder of the book, Colburn guides the reader through the research of both the problem and the existing solutions, methods of invention, and marketing strategies, all while providing relevant examples to illustrate his main points. Although I am not personally an avid inventor, Invent, Innovate, and Prosper includes topics so broad and so personal that even I could associate myself with the circumstances and apply the methods to my day-to-day life.
This book, with its expert editing and educated instruction, left me with mostly positive things to say. I encountered no grammatical errors in my reading, and found Colburn’s instructions to be simple enough for anyone to understand. Thus, I am more than happy to give this book a 4 out of 4 star rating. Whether you are interested in inventing, or simply want to learn something new, this book is right for you.
Invent, Innovate & Prosper
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