Inventor of the Shopping Cart

Inventor of the Shopping Cart

Smart businesses are always trying to figure out how to get their customers to buy more. So was the case with the inventor of the shopping cart, Sylvan Goldman. He was the owner of the Humpy Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma City. The struggling supermarket chain...
Inventor of the Electric Guitar

Inventor of the Electric Guitar

Blues legend B.B. King loved his electric guitar so much he risked his life to save it in a fire. Afterwards he named all of his guitars Lucille. We can’t imagine blues or rock without the electric guitar. But who was the inventor of the electric guitar? Like...
Invention of the Nail

Invention of the Nail

Anybody who has accidentally struck a nail the wrong way and smashed their finger might have cursed them. But nails are one of the most important inventions we have. They are used in construction to build homes, (the average house uses between 20,000-30,000) by...
Inventor of the Cassette Tape

Inventor of the Cassette Tape

The inventor of the cassette tape, Lou Ottens, passed away last month at the age of 94. All music lovers owe him a debt of gratitude because if it wasn’t for his miniaturizing how we play music we might never have gotten the chance to carry music on the go. Most...
What is Innovation?

What is Innovation?

If you ask 10 people “What is innovation?”, you might get 10 different answers. As an inventor and innovator, my answer is “Any new idea that adds value”. I know that’s a little simple and broad. Innovation is putting those ideas into...