Put Your Problems to Good Use

What everyday problems do you have that don’t have solutions?

Bette Nesmith Graham noticed that trying to use a pencil eraser to fix mistakes in typewritten reports just made a mess. She was inspired to solve her problem when she watched window painters simply brush over the smudges and flaws in their work. She decided the trick would work for her and brought a white, water-based paint to work. By 1956, Graham’s invention was so popular that she was making batches of “Mistake Out” in her garage. After demand skyrocketed, she changed the name to Liquid Paper® and applied for a patent and trademark.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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