Without giving much away, the pitch by one prolific inventor in the season 2 definitely got my attention. This entrepreneur/inventor has invented so many things that is just simply hard to believe unless you see it. So here is a picture of some of the inventions that he bought to his pitch.
I thought hard about this entrepreneur’s approach. And the image of James Dyson keeps coming up in my head. In case you don’t know, James is the inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner. It took James 4.5 years and 5,127 prototypes until he got his vacuum cleaner right. It fascinates me to see this Dragons’ Den entrepreneur’s approach in contrast with the approach by Dyson. If we look hard, I think there are something to learn here.
By the way, for the aspiring Dragons’ Den inventors/entrepreneurs out there, I highly recommend James’ insightful book “Against the Odds: An Autobiography”. James is not only a first class designer and inventor, he is also a good businessman who can execute his vision and strategy.