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What do Willis Carrier, Tony Maglica, Michael Owens, George Westinghouse and King Gillette have in common?

Well, let’s put their names next to their well-know inventions respectively:

  • Carrier air conditioning
  • Maglite flashlight
  • Owens-Corning glass
  • Westinghouse appliances and he also worked with Tesla to harness the power of Niagara Falls
  • Gillette razors

These folks a few others are featured in Michelle Malkin’s new book, Who Built That – Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs.

She coined the phrase, “Tinkerprenueur” as she puts it,

“These under-appreciated inventors and innovators of mundane things changed the world by successfully commercializing their ideas and creating products, companies, jobs, and untold opportunities that endure today.”

These are the 7 Common Traits that these Successful Entrepreneurs share:

  1. Mechanical ability from an early age
  2. Stubborn practicality and dedication to making and selling useful things
  3. Willingness to expand their creative orbits as widely as possible to get the job done
  4. Relentless work ethic and insatiable commitment to continue self-improvement
  5. A deep and abiding respect for intellectual property, fair play, and the rule of law
  6. Strong faith and perseverance through failure and adversity
  7. Reverence for America’s special role as a beacon of freedom and opportunity

Do you have an invention and are clueless of where to start? A SCORE Mentor can help! Click here to schedule a free mentoring session.

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