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Thursday Thoughts from Great Inventors & Innovators

All inventors and innovators share two key characteristics – creativity and persistence.  In order to better understand others and ourselves as inventors, we must take a closer look at what these things really mean. Creativity – the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Persistence – firm …

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Power of Observation Leads to Innovation

Innovation is a natural phenomenon that occurs over time. Think of things you see and use in your daily life that have evolved by leaps and bounds over time thanks to major innovations and improvements – wheels, telecommunication, computers, gaming and more. It’s when we open our eyes and open our minds to the nature …

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How-To: Inventing Basics Every Inventor Should Know

Inventing is not an easy process. It takes motivation and dedication to move your invention forward. Founder George Davison has identified three key fundamentals of inventing. Let these ideals motivate you to push forward towards your goals. A desire to do good by improving things. In a previous blog post, we talked about the importance …

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Inventors’ Dreams Come True at The Container Store

“Fail your way forward.” This may be some of the greatest advice Davison founder and CEO Mr. George Davison has for any inventor. This advice is something he has learned and followed himself during his almost thirty years of inventing. Flash back to 1987. “In 1987, I could only dream to be in dialogue with …

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Start your Journey with the Decision to Try

Every day, we are faced with a multitude of decisions. From the simplest, like what shoes you’ll wear that day, to the more difficult decisions, like deciding if today is the day that you’ll take the steps to chase after your dreams. As the clock ticks on, we are constantly uncovering answers to questions. Deciding …

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The Importance of Desire when Pursuing an Idea

You have a goal in mind. You dream about it. It’s a nagging thought. It’s always on the top of your mind. It’s a constant; but, can it become a reality? We all have dreams and aspirations; however, it takes desire to turn them into reality. As the popular saying from Eric Thomas goes, “When you …

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How to Enjoy the Ups and Downs of the Inventing Journey

Now that the kids are out of school and summer vacation is here, pool days, sleepovers, baseball games and theme park trips might be on the agenda this year. Even though school is no longer in session, in today’s blog, we’re going to provide you with some helpful lessons to keep your mind on the …

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These Famous Idea People Failed Their Way Forward

  In Monday’s blog, we introduced the idea of failing your way forward. We showed you how failure isn’t the end. In fact, failure is just the beginning. After sharing our founder and CEO George Davison’s story of failing forward, we were intrigued and did some investigating of our own to uncover other prominent inventors …

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Fail your Way Forward

  The idea of “Fail your way forward” hits close to home here at Davison, but in a good way. Keep reading to learn more. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison “Fail your way forward.” It may sound counterproductive, because failure often carries a negative connotation. …

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How to Make Your Dreams Come True in Three Easy Steps

Today is Make Your Dreams Come True Day! We’ve all dreamed about a life where we’re living out our passion. In this life, we set goals for ourselves and work hard to achieve and exceed them, all the while enjoying the ride. Life is an adventure and our dreams are the compass that leads us …

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