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home | Book Recommendations | From Inventor To Entrepreneur by Celia Gates

The transition from inventor to entrepreneur is a journey. An important one.
The transition from inventor to entrepreneur is a journey. An important one.

"From Inventor To Entrepreneur" by Celia Gates
Book review by Cally Robson

You're an inventor, a designer, an ideas person, right? Well, if you're serious about making a living from the product ideas you come up with, get yourself a copy of Celia Gates "From Inventor To Entrepreneur".


Here's why I totally rate Celia's book...

* It's built on frontline experience. Celia has faced every challenge in the journey developing her Doctorcook range of cookware. And she's canny in her learnings. What she knows now will save you time and big money on your journey, not just as the ideas person, but as a real-life entrepreneur.

* It's a friendly read, but Celia doesn't pull any punches. She tells it how it is, and she's direct enough to make it clear what you need to do. But she still keeps it inspiring.

Celia Gates has made the journey from inventor to entrepreneur herself, with her Doctorcook saucepans
Celia Gates has made the journey from inventor to entrepreneur herself, with her Doctorcook saucepans
Her exercises work. Sprinkled through the book she gives you space and structure to practise on your own idea. This is not a theory book. It's about taking ACTION.

* It's a business book for inventors and designers. Not a book about inventing with some business additions. That's where the gap usually is.

* She's current. Many inventing books more than a couple of years old are hopelessly behind the times. Celia shows how you should be using the Internet to get ahead.

* Her "what next" directions at intervals through the book are a stroke of genious. Nothing in the process of developing a new product takes a straightforward path. Celia's signposting recognizes where you might be at, and tells you where to go next.


* Celia IS both the inventor and the entrepreneur. It's a transition that many creative people find tough. But she is living evidence that you can and should do it too. For your idea's sake.

From Inventor To Entrepreneur by Celia Gates is available as a paperback from Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/from-inventor-to-entrepreneur/6015527?showPreview

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