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When I grow up, I want to be a mad inventor. Here's my reasoning:
Here's my plan for growing in this area:
# Spend my non-work time developing prototypes that I can do on my own and for which I can easily find people who will want it for free or for a small cost. This will give me practice in prototyping and start growing my distribution network.
# Learn how to sell things for a little bit more, and widen the distribution network. This will give me practice in creating value for people and making money in the process. This will also give me a crazy idea kitty.
# Use some of the crazy idea kitty to create a prototype of something that I'll need other people's help with, but which can easily be sold. This will give me practice in working with other people on an idea. Build up more capital.
# Work with investors to create a prototype of something that I'll need other people's help with, and sell this. This will teach me how to work with other people's money.
# Work with investors to widen the distribution of a few of these things by reaching mass distribution channels. This will teach me how to scale.
# Reach out to other potential inventors and help them connect with prototyping help, production help, and distribution.
I can start by developing things in my off time, but I'll eventually get to the point of wanting to focus on this full time, so I'll save up for a year's sabbatical.
I can also jump-start this by learning how to develop production and distribution networks, going to inventors' fairs, and connecting people. This may even get me commissions later on, which will help with my crazy idea kitty.
All of this is better done with others. I wonder where I can find inventors and other inventor-wannabes...
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So I'm transcribing the interviews of the usability study. It's nice hearing the good things again, but I'm seriously thinking that this is not stuff I want to spend that many hours of my life on, even if it's classic research assistant work.
It takes me around 3 hours to transcribe a recording. Let's say that it takes other people longer to do that, say 5 hours. There are six recordings left. I should spend Friday looking for an audio transcription service based in the Philippines, or someone who's willing to do it.
Does anyone know how I can get this sorted out?
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