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Insights and Innovations: Wendell Colson

Our latest interview is with inventor Wendell Colson – Vice President of Research & Development at Hunter Douglas – who holds more than 100 patents. Wendell provides a rare perspective on what inspires individuals who are hard-wired to always be seeking new and better solutions to everyday problems.

Our conversation with Wendell covers a broad range of topics, including the reasons why new product development opportunities in the “low tech” category are often overlooked; and the steps that inventors must take to transition their product from the conceptual stage to commercial success in the marketplace.

Wendell also shares his thinking on the difference between craftsmen and inventors, and explains the important relationship between invention and product design. To learn more about the fascinating (and often quirky) world of product invention, click here to read Wendell’s interview.