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Episode #7: Brain Sentry

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Football is a killer game. But should it be killing our kids? One entrepreneur is trying to prevent that. Brain Sentry measures football impacts and helps manage concussions. According to a 2010 study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, 40% of all sports related concussions happen to children ages 8 to 13. That represents roughly half a million visits to the emergency room every year. And no – the numbers haven’t always been that high – they’ve doubled in the past decade. This inspired health care entrepreneur Greg Merril to develop a helmet sensor for kids’ helmets that would let parents and coaches…

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Episode #6: Apply New Technology to an Existing Product

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After researching hundreds of successful entrepreneur stories, Why Didn’t I Think of That? co-founders Bob Smith and Greg Anastos realized that all the businesses they were studying were forging very similar pathways to success. So they developed a list of twelve “Axioms for Entrepreneurs.” In the latest episode of the Why Didn’t I Think of That? ® Podcast, Bob and Greg sit down with blogger Benjamin Christopher and discuss the second axiom, “Apply New Technology to an Existing Product” Related Posts:Podcast Episode #5: “Rethink Your Industry”Episode #7: Brain SentryMismatched Socks: A $5 Million IdeaThe History FactoryPursue Your Passion

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Episode #5: “Re-think Your Industry”

After researching hundreds of successful entrepreneur stories, Why Didn’t I Think of That? co-founders Bob Smith and Greg Anastos realized that all the businesses they were studying were forging very similar pathways to success. So they developed a list of twelve “Axioms for Entrepreneurs.” In this episode of the Why Didn’t I Think of That? ® Podcast, Bob and Greg sit down with thinkofthat.net blogger Benjamin Christopher and discuss the first axiom, “Re-think Your Industry.”  The Why Guys explore how companies like Netflix, Apple, Xerox, and General Motors were able to look at their industries, and their companies, in a new…

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Episode #4: “Utilikilts”

Searching for comfort from the heat, Steven Villegas altered a pair of army surplus pants into a legless skirt, optimized for the working man. He called it the “Utilikilt.” His utilitarian man-skirt quickly became a surprise hit with construction workers, bikers, and other unlikely customers. On the latest episode of The Why Didn’t I Think of That? ® Podcast, we put the spotlight on this up-and-coming entrepreneur. The Why Guys speak with Villegas about his unique product– how he came up with the idea, how he marketed it, conventional wisdom he’s left along the wayside, and some of the mistakes he…

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Episode #3: “Pandora and Social Music”

When Tim Westergren started the Music Genome Project, the seed for what would become Pandora Radio, it was a different world. There was no Myspace, no Facebook, no iTunes. Today, it’s a whole other story, and Pandora Internet Radio is doing everything it can to stay relevant. On this week’s Why Didn’t I Think of That?® Podcast, the Why Guys are joined by blogger Benjamin Christopher for a discussion on Pandora and the changing social media landscape. Topics covered include: How Pandora started, how it works, new changes the company is making to its online service, and how the company fits…

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