Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Designed product for Polaroid.
Be as creative in developing the product as in innovating. The importance of time to market.
Leveraged outside resources in Asia.
Became an expert in Asia.
Realized that the invention is just 5% of what's needed for a successful product.
Learned all aspects of consumer product marketing, PR, manufacturing, etc.
Co-founded and became president of my own company that invented the folding keyboard.
Wrote the book "From Concept to Consumer", the first practical guide to what it takes to succeed.
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Education

High School
Bachelor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Graduate
MBA, MS, BS
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Career

President

I develop consumer electronic products.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Business
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

Work on a variety of projects with and for my clients. Includes communicating clearly with teams, setting goels and schedules, discussing technical issues, finding and interviewing resources and answering new inquiries. The goal is always focusing on the major milestones.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Understand what it takes to bring a product from concept to the consumer. Understand the human resources and the financial resources clearly, all spelled out in my book "From Concept to Consumer".

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Product can't be done. No one will pay the price. Need consensus. Need to get along. Can't make a decision on your own. No one will buy it."