11 Things Every Aspiring Inventor Should Know

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1. Anyone can be an inventor.

2. Don’t get hung up on stuff.

3. Don’t be afraid to collaborate.

4. Inspiration can happen anywhere, anytime.

5. Love what you do.

6. Make sure you understand the problem at hand.

7. Reason all you want, but you know your big revelation is going to be an accident.

8. Fail. Fail a lot. It’s fine.

9. If you’re not enjoying your work, you should probably try something else.

10. There’s always room for improvement.

11. Keep it simple.

Ryan Pendleton is the inventor of Quirky’s Nimbus - a customizable dashboard for your push-notification-heavy life.

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