“Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
If the great inventor Thomas Edison said it then it must be true. Some of you might already be good at putting in the perspiration needed to innovate and market your business, but what if you’re falling short on the inspiration part? I know I always get inspired by reading about new products that have been released to the marketplace, or by ones that are coming down the pipeline. This could be in the areas of electronics, consumer goods, fitness equipment, science, etc. See below for a couple sites that I visit often to get inspiration for new business ideas:
PSFK – Probably my favorite of these types of sites. What makes the site so good is that you get a little bit of everything. They highlight the newest proliferations is scientific breakthroughs, new gadgets, virtual gaming, grooming products, etc. You name it, they got it. Make sure to keep this site on your watch list if you’re into product development.
Wired’s Gadgetlab – Another great blog. A large part of their focus is on electronics like phones and tablets, as well as phone accessories. They also feature a lot of cool, trendy, and weird add-ons for bikes and kitchen appliances. Paradise if you’re a hipster.
TechCrunch’s gadgets – Also a site focusing mainly on phones, tablets, and peripherals. They get a lot of exclusive first-access to new stuff so they’re definitely a site to visit often.
co.design by Fast Company – This one runs the gamut in terms of ideas. They also integrate a lot of sci-fi thinking as well as graphic design elements. A cool way to stay inspired if you consider yourself an artist AND an entrepreneur.
There are a couple more sites I visit to get my brain brewing ideas, but the four I highlighted above are the cream of the crop, and a great starting point. I’d love to get more suggestions on sites I might not be aware of yet, so if any of you have more for me please write it in the comments. You can also tweet them to me @AlexCpds.
Tomorrowfy>> your ideas.