126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great

Product Startup

May 25 2022 • 23 mins

Mark Maybury is the Chief Technology Officer at Stanley Black and Decker. He is also a member of the Defense Science Board and was a Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force. Today Mark is going to share some valuable knowledge for inventors, startups, and small manufacturers on what makes a consumer product great in 2022, and how to consider these things from the design phase, through to production, then onto scaling up.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • What makes a great new product in your industry
  • Innovative, valuable, and scalable
  • Environmentally and socially
  • Big companies look at innovators and inventors to be the change master
  • Scaling a hardware startup business
  • There are many parts to scaling, not just sales.
  • Pitching to Stanley black and decker
  • Genuine need, real value created, and a great team (humility)
  • Secrets of innovation
  • Observe carefully, listen deeply, think outside of the box, experiment with purpose, and collaborate.


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