Sell Your Idea

How can you sell your idea to get it accepted?

                                                                          In 1853, at a fair in New York, a man stood on a platform suspended by rope 50 feet above a crowd. When an assistant cut the rope the crowd gasped, sure the man and platform would plunge to the ground. The platform jerked downward but then stopped.

The man on the platform was Elisha Graves Otis, demonstrating the elevator brake. When the rope was cut, a spring on the platform caught on the supporting structure’s notched side-rails. Otis’ elevator brake made skyscrapers safer at the beginning of the building boom in New York City.

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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