Complete Idiot’s Guide author and Furby inventor Richard C. Levy creates ways to avoid Mr. Media!

By BOB ANDELMAN (email)

Who hasn’t dreamed of inventing something brilliant and retiring early from the rat race to enjoy the fruits of their genius?

I, for instance, always thought I could invent stuff if I put my mind to it. But then complicated notions such as math and science always got in the way and I’d return to my true love, architecture.

Yeah, right.

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Anyway, Richard C. Levy has not only invented some cool stuff—he’s brought the world everything from the Furby toy to the Adverteasing board game—he’s also put his knowledge and experience into a book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cashing In On Your Inventions. It’s jam-packed with advice, information and direction for anyone with a great idea and a yearning to see it through to reality.

One more thing about Levy: he’s originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, home of another great invention: the Dunder Mifflin paper company. 

Hear it now!RICHARD C. LEVY Audio Excerpt: “I said the game wasn’t quite ready. The president of the company said, ‘You have a choice. We can either sell a million Fords or we can wait for a Lincoln.’ I said, ‘Sell the Fords.'” 

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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook
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