Daymond John Challenge

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Okay so who’s up to the “Shark” challenge that Daymond John has presented. Do you think your idea is a WINNER!! You won’t know if you don’t submit it to Daymond John. I have excepted the challenge myslef and submitted my idea/invention, now it’s your turn. Come on people lets do this, lest “get er done” I want to see how many of you EN members except the challenge and submit your idea/invention. Please share your comment on this subject so all of us at EN can see your dedication!

posted March 06, 2013 16:43 (
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Sometimes even if your intentions are good things just don’t work out

posted February 04, 2014 16:29 (
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What a pile up!

posted February 04, 2014 16:29 (
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As has been stated, Edison Nation has ALWAYS welcomed suggestions, and encouraged discussion in regards to such suggestions… by & by a Staff member will provide the Official policy regarding the matter. The problem comes when the Official Policy is ignored and the pleas for change, or various ways to the means, continue to flow!

If someone remarks that such matters have already been discussed and decided upon, they are NOT trying to start a fight or disparage the one making the suggestion, it is simply a reminder the subject has already been addressed and is under advisement.

posted February 04, 2014 14:18 (
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I’ll say it one last time… my suggestion was meant to be helpful. Unfortunately, everything seems to get twisted and turned into an argument around here.

I should be the last to want anything to change since EN’s work is hopefully on it’s way to having my idea licensed by Worldwise and I thank them for that. Everyone else should be thankful that people do make suggestions to try to improve things so they can one day be successful as well. Without those suggestions, we wouldn’t have a feedback system or some of the other improvements at EN.

EN has made note of the suggestion and they can implement it or not. It is THEIR decision so the arguing on one side of the fence or another is not helping.

Let’s drop this and get back to normal, peaceful forum discussions.

posted February 04, 2014 11:53 (
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This thread is out of control…seriously… everyone is suggesting what EN should do, but no one is taking into the fact that its EN business…they can do whatever they want and thats the truth on it…this is their business model, their employees, their servers for the forum and if they want to make a change it is on their terms and their choice… who are we to walk into a bar and tell the bartender to change the decor, add a different tap beer and put in another urinal…the harsh truth is anyone can start their own forum in regards to inventing and maybe someone will do the investing required to create a vehicle to pursue licensing deals with every suggestion they get from the community…odds are though that with all the constant tweaking no product would ever land a deal because everyone would be constantly changing the machine… if you have seen the amount of paper written in the last year you would know the machine is well tuned, oiled up and operating at the creators intention… Sure I get the idea we want this and that, but its not in our right on their property to constantly ask for something they are not ready or do not want to give and slow down the machine by adding some dust into the gears and losing production time… my office is smack dead in the middle of a very large company… I may pay rent for my 900sq ft space but its their building…and if I suggested all the ways I thought they should change even if its the right solution to a problem I would find myself out on the streets in no time flat and at the same time burn a massive bridge down… the good thing is despite some suggestions and complaints voiced here not one of you have been treated any different then those that do not say anything and you still got the same chance…

the machine works- maybe not for you- but it works them…and “them” have been landing deal after deal after deal while provisioning for updates when they have the time or feel the need to do so….stop throwing dust into the machine, your slowing down MY progress and its unfair to the rest of us..

end rant there- but it needed to be said

posted February 04, 2014 11:25 (
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Erik: I think your idea is a good one too. EN has a strong IT component to it’s business model. Updating an “update” thread in the Forum on a monthly basis would take a couple of mouse clicks for each search… not really time consuming in any meaningful way. However management may not want the general public to know the success vs. failure rate of the searches.

Williamj: it seems to me that EN can’t carry on it’s mission unless they build a strong relationship with the inventor community. By implementing the Forums they have signaled that they want to hear what their target community is saying, so it’s a reasonable expectation that the target community would like to hear results of what they’ve been asked to contribute to.

posted February 04, 2014 11:13 (
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Greg…

People make suggestions to EN all the time. I just made one to Matt a couple days ago. I don’t think the argument that EN is closed to suggestions holds water. The forums are probably not even the place for said suggestions. If you have an idea you would like the management to comment on, send it to management. They’ll get back to you on it, maybe not the same day, as they are very busy, but they will respond. At least that is my experience.

posted February 04, 2014 08:55 (
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Greg -

Our organization has taken inventor insight/suggestions through the forum and implemented changes. We have sent out surveys before and those have lead to changes.

The feedback program has been expanded and refined and we openly discuss ways to continue to improve aspects of the process.

We also have spoken repeatedly about how updates come, when updates are available. We will not update weekly when something has not changed, but certainly we do spend time in the process with inventors. The key focus, and honestly Greg, this is the last time I beat the dead horse here, is finding and securing licensing deals for innovative products on behalf of the community of inventors.

The time wasted with the pointless bickering simply isn’t an efficient use of time and resources.

Getting other members or team members involved in bickering when points have been stated, and restated, simply isn’t beneficial.

posted February 04, 2014 08:54 (
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Okay, time for me to vent a little.

As far as I can tell, we all came to Edison Nation (EN). EN did not come to us, they did not search us out and beg us to join in on their fun and games. “We” chose to be here. When “we” chose to be here EN was doing things in their own way and, I believe, are still doing things “their” own way, a way that just happens to be working.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but, (by joining EN, with EN doing things their own way) didn’t we automatically agree to the way EN was doing things?

EN is a corporation, and corporations decide on how “they” conduct corporate matters. We are ”not” members or employees of said cooperation. At best we may be considered product consultants to that corporation. We suggest possible products that the corporation may pursue for presentation. That is “OUR” job in this endeavor. Our job is not and will never be to tell the corporation “how to conduct corporate business.

If EN has something to say to us they will say it. If EN needs some information from us they will ask for it. I’m just as anxious as the next person for updates on my submissions. But from what I’m hearing here, (and I really don’t mean to offend or to hurt anyone’s feelings) is really beginning to sound an awful lot like two year olds crying… me_me_me_pay attention to ME

Again, I really don’t mean to be offensive but that’s what it’s really starting to sound like.

Stepping down from soap box and moving to corner to await my punishment

posted February 04, 2014 08:18 (
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Awww good to see you back Greg….I missed you…LOL ;)

posted February 04, 2014 07:40 (
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Am I missing something, what happened to Greg’s posts? Did he pull them or did E N? If it was the later I have some reservations with that. These forums were created as a platform to voice opinions. As long as they’re kept clean and not a soapbox to take shots at anyone, whats the problem? I have my reasons for posting what I did, they’re not necessarily related to Daymond John. E N encourages participation, they can take the criticism. They dont need you to watch their back. Yes E N works hard and Yes they have good people on board. They’re not without some flaws however, what entity is? Thats my opinion and I’m grateful that I’m able to say it here.

posted February 03, 2014 23:12 (
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Carlos, it looks like Greg got a time out.

Sorry to be part of this firestorm, my idea was only meant to be a helpful suggestion to save EN some time.

Good idea Daniel, then I wouldn’t have to check my dashboard every two seconds. That alarm would save me 1/3 of my time. :)

posted February 02, 2014 10:37 (
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Haha ‘Everything is OK Alarm…love it lol Very well said Toni!! I don’t see Greg’s post….why? LOL….Thanks Frank, you’ll always have few in the group that just don’t get it…lol Stay GREEN my friends! ;)

posted February 02, 2014 09:22 (
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Ha ha!

posted February 02, 2014 09:08 (
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Perhaps Edison Nation could instal Homer Simpson’s ‘Everything is OK Alarm’. For those who missed the episode Homer decides to be the next Thomas Edison, one invention is an alarm makes an ear piercing noise every 3 seconds if everything is OK. Perhaps EN could add the alarm to this website so if your submission has no new feedback in the last 3 seconds, your computer blares an ear piercing noise.

posted February 02, 2014 08:36 (
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Scott, thank you for all your hard work. Inventors that have been here for years know how
hard EN and all the folks that work here always try to make this site better and better.

I have been here almost 6 years and I am amazed how Edison Nation has grown from
year to year.

You all have to be patient and give them a chance to go over all the entries equally.

Scott does an AMAZING job and we should respect his words.

We love you Scott and Edison Nation – Team Talva. xo

posted February 02, 2014 06:56 (
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Ok…you guys can bicker back and forth all you want… We provide updates when there are meaningful updates to give and that is the reality and has been repeatedly stated…as our main focus is allocating the resources necessary to finding commercialization deals on behalf of inventors.

We have updated forum threads with good news and bad news, sure there is always room for improvement and there has been…but again, we will focus on the efforts to get licensing deals for products as a first every time, and as someone else pointed out…a weekly sheet thats says… “Still on-going” is not a efficient use of time and resources, but again, updates are posted when they are available.

I posted in this forum the other day that there are items alive and the a on-going efforts and cana advise that inventor involved in a major situation is very well aware of it…but it is a fluid situation.

Perhaps I can add an update that we have a handful of submissions that DJ and team are still working with their partners.

But agreed also, we will never make everyone happy, and people will always want to stir the pot.

We will certainly take note of all of your comments.

posted February 02, 2014 04:34 (
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Erik – I understand what you’re saying, but a running account of said searches is not what’s spawning the questions, in fact, if EN posted a detailed daily “update” on every former and active search, the questions would then shift to the feedback… if that was thoroughly explained, it would then shift to arguing about the results, if that was substantiated, it would migrate to “how to improve the business model”, then to “how to improve communications”……… there’s always a population that joys in arguing about something. With that said, the following does NOT apply to you, Erik.

Archie – When I said …“All is under control and working as it’s supposed to”, I was reflecting Scott’s post; had anything been amiss, HE would have mentioned it.

Greg – It’s apparent that your primary goal is find fault in anyone who is not crusading whatever your causes are. “I” have never done anything to you personally, and “Carlos” certainly hasn’t, yet you seem to delight in taking punches at us JUST because we’re not behaving in a similar bipolar fashion.
It is a documented medical fact that STRESS causes more fatal cardiac and cerebral episodes than anything else….. concern yourself with things you have control over, and forget about the things that are out of your control…. just mellow out, man…

posted February 01, 2014 21:11 (
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Baaaaaa, Baaaaaa, Baaaaaa if I’m a good sheep… then you must me a good donkey lol nite nite!

posted February 01, 2014 20:50 (
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Sure it would be cool to know who came in first and one will know who came in first or how many came in first when that happens….the LPS is on going until someone says it’s not….or unless their is a license deal, then we ALL will know, they might even have a grand party and we’re all invited lol…I understand how some would like weekly updates on what is going on, but the fact of the matter is why…would it really make everyone happy to see weekly updates that states…still on going, still on going each week….lol

posted February 01, 2014 20:24 (
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You might have a valid point Erik….but for me personally, I really don’t care lol, if I’m not involved in that particular LPS, it doesn’t concern me, why would it …… the way I see it, it’s on going tell one says it’s not, and if someone is picked, then EVERYONE will know, for example when Sunbeam didn’t pick anyone’s idea and we all got R8s, we were all told on the Sunbeam forum. I know in the past a lot of the LPS, we were all left in limbo not knowing what happen, but I think EN is changing that. The bottom line is, it’s on going tell you hear it’s not!! and if someone gets picked…we will all know ;) oh and other thing…if your not involved with a particular LPS…why should it concern anyone…that’s the part I don’t get lol

posted February 01, 2014 19:37 (
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All I am saying is that if EN wants these questions to stop, there need to be answers somewhere and each search needs a resolution. I know not everyone is posting in the forums, but that shouldn’t matter. We are all invested in the outcome of these searches. Good or bad, the outcome should be known. For the questions to stop, we need to know the status of a search. If the specifics and names are kept private, that’s fine, but to know if something was selected, nothing was selected, or the search is still ongoing is not too much to ask.

posted February 01, 2014 18:43 (
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Why wouldn’t EN announce a licensing deal even if they couldn’t reveal the name of the person?

I know for me when I was in business unless I was personally involved with all the subcontractors and suppliers I couldn’t/wouldn’t tell my customers that…“All is under control and working as it’s supposed to”. If I told the customer everything was good then it was true but not just anyone could speak for my company. That’s not to say there’s anything wrong here but just an observation. I guess I don’t see how someone who isn’t there day to day can make that statement.

posted February 01, 2014 18:22 (
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The ones participating in the “Forums” make up a minute percentage of the
overall participants in any given “Search”. Remaining anonymous (unknown
to forum members)
is an option afforded those whose submission is selected
for licensing, so just because there is no fanfare about “long forgotten searches” does
not mean it was never resolved.

You wrote: “There have been plenty of searches that never ended in any discernible fashion if you look at the threads.”

I too use to question about past unresolved/unannounced searches, until realizing
that sometimes being in the forums every day causes the illusion we’re all there
are, but we’re not….. not by a vast margin! I personally know two who have been successful,
but their names would be mysteries here in the forums.

The membership (thus public) is NOT privy to all the business dealings with
EN for very specific and important reasons; this particle we must accept.

All is under control and working as it’s suppose to.

posted February 01, 2014 17:06 (
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Frank, it’s a simple thing to keep a list of what’s going on in each search and I agree that it should be available to all members somewhere in the forums. I disagree that it’s currently available in the threads. There have been plenty of searches that never ended in any discernible fashion if you look at the threads. From looking in the forums, you would think they have been forgotten.

I am looking at some of the searches I was in when I joined EN. Many of the threads just ended without any final updates… Snapware, Chicago Cutlery, Pyrex? Are they still ongoing since there were no updates? Maybe. But after 6 months, I have to assume that nothing was chosen… then again, search deadlines are sometimes extended. There is no way to know.

For me, I would like to know what happens to each and every search, even if I am out of them or never was in them. I want to know the good and the bad. If there were no deals, so be it… we all realize that the chance of success is slim.

A simple list would stop all these questions. EN has a lot on its’ plate and spending time answering the same questions is a waste. I would rather see EN using its’ time to review and license ideas than read another bumped thread and post an update that there are no updates. EN should make one official thread with an update list. One thread, one place to update, no more questions of what’s going on in a search. List all the searches that are open and where they stand. If a search is on the list, then it’s still open and hasn’t been forgotten.

With the current method of posting in individual threads only when there is news, the bumps and requests for updates will continue.

posted February 01, 2014 14:56 (
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There is a list of ongoing searches where updates are posted when they can be, and it’s available to ALL members who may have submissions pending (not just Insiders)… this “listing” resides in Threads within the Forums.

Scott, Matt, and numerous others have stated that submissions are NOT forgotten, but are in fact actively in the process of being either evaluated or under consideration by a possible Licensor.
(1) When there is news that can be shared, it IS shared right away…
(2) When there is additional information that’s needed it IS requested right away…
(3) When/If the Inventor’s input is needed it IS requested right away…
AND….
(4) When/If it becomes apparent that no licensing deal can be arranged, the Inventor IS notified right away.

What more do you want than that, Greg and Harry?

By participating in the EN program, we have agreed to trust them to do what they say they are going to do (which IS legitimate by virtue of both distant and recent successes) and let the process work. Continuing to inject veiled dissatisfaction at how the Business Model operates only reflects distrust. EN is working as hard and as diligently as they can to see US, the Inventors, become successful! They are JUST as excited about it as you are, but thankfully they don’t keep prodding a potential Licensor to move just because the inventor is impatient, else the potential Licensor will terminate the association.

Sadly, this very thing is exactly why most of the bigger companies (and a LOT of the smaller ones too) won’t entertain new product suggestions from the independent inventor…. because the inventor’s literally TORMENT them with endless/impatient communications.

posted February 01, 2014 13:44 (
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Scott,

A weekly list of all the ongoing searches and updates/status would be a great addition to Room 5. Even if there are no updates, just post the full list of searches that are still in due diligence. Seems these requests for updates keep coming up when nothing has been heard for a while. If a simple list of ongoing searches were posted somewhere, everyone will at least know that the search hasn’t been forgotten.

posted February 01, 2014 11:47 (
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When EN has announcements to make that can be shared, we make them…but there are folks very much alive in here and on-going activities which are not for public knowledge at this time.

Actually hasn’t been 9 months as the LPS closed early in June and than DJ was presented with products after that time when schedules permitted.

6 months from date a submission goes G7 there is potential that an item can be kept alive, but certainly efforts are on-going on behalf of those inventors who are still in this.

These things do take time and often things don’t come to fruition and often they do, that is the reality of finding the right partner, at the right time for a product.

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Ya Greg probably still alive but par for the course, very little information given. Personally I think that just sitting and waiting for god knows how long helps no one. Would it hurt to give an update no matter how vague just to know that Daymond didn’t discard every idea submitted. Wouldn’t it be a good public relations move to say, “we’re down to eight finalists form the original 10 .” Daymond is currently filming season 6 of The Shark Tank, we don’t expect another …….etc etc etc"

posted January 31, 2014 20:16 (
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Greg, quite a few years ago I actually saw one of those bidets (with the blow dryer) on a television show featuring new products. The spout also wiggled back and forth for a massaging effect ! LOL I believed it was “revealed” in Japan.

posted January 13, 2014 08:26 (
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That reminds me of a joke…but, I’m not gonna post it.

posted January 12, 2014 21:45 (
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Greg….“Sooner or later everything goes obsolete.”
Not toilet paper! Let’s see someone come up with successful app for that.

posted January 12, 2014 20:38 (
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Some things seem to go obsolete for no reason at all…for instance; an all terrain vehicle that runs on biofuel and can go through water as easy as dry land..?

If or when this does come together, it will be a good thing! Cheers!

posted January 12, 2014 20:32 (
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The Sponsor’s are under no obligation to pick any of the submissions, nor should they be… they know what their situation is and if none of the inventions FIT into their vision, none are chosen. You can’t force a Sponsor to choose a minimum number of the submissions… talk about taking a looooong time to get to market!! LOL

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Hey Greg I never thought of that, is not taking any ideas even an option? I wonder if E N has some sort of minimum clause in their contract with him. Did he come to E N looking for ideas or did E N go to him? (and why him and not Mark Cuban) I like Mark better. Mark has at least 10 times the money of anyone else on “The Tank”. To him a 2 million dollars investment in an idea is really peanuts. Maybe he’ll sponsor a search in the near future.

posted January 12, 2014 10:58 (
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LOL Archie ! that’s a good one. You got the sense of humor I like… juuuussstt a weee bit off center. LOL

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Daymond isn’t taking just anyone’s ideas here. Those that are finally chosen have got to be some truly innovative money making ideas. Congratulations to those that make it to Daymond’s plate . Your ideas have been fired and purified like a piece of gold in the rough. I’m excited for you

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posted January 12, 2014 08:26 (
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…except for one little detail, Greg… a good sheepdog proactively goes after the entity that is there to cause a distraction…. (prevents the distraction from ever getting a foot hold) oh yes, and Happy Birthday.

posted January 11, 2014 07:48 (
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Well I didn’t post you a card or anything but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREG !!!

sorry Jennifer but I liked Archie’s post better : )

posted January 10, 2014 13:24 (
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Happy Birthday, Greg!

posted January 10, 2014 12:26 (
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Very nice card Jennifer….. it’s not my Birthday but I enjoyed it!!

Greg …. I thought I’d post something for your big 59th Birthday as well….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y07at1bU89Q

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Greg Haxton, I thought I would post you a digital card for your 59 birthday .Have a great day .
http://youtu.be/ApNGt0NqT78

posted January 10, 2014 10:29 (
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Greg you’re right on! Hey I got to meet David Crosby about a year ago here in San Jose. He was on a California tour at the time. What a great dude , he was very easy going and friendly. I actually interviewed hm. He told me stories of Woodstock, how on stage he was stoned out of his mind. He said his guitar felt like a huge piece of rubber sort of floating in the air. He said he doesn’t know why he’s alive. He said he had too much money and was way too young at the time to handle his fame. He mentioned that the drugs, and many women just about did him in. Thanks for taking us back Greg.

posted January 08, 2014 06:59 (
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WOW….that is way back…how old are you Greg?? You don’t look that old lol

posted January 07, 2014 12:05 (
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Lol thanks Greg brought a big smile to my face early this morning. I still think Lola by the Kinks is a better song though. Their band manager spent the night with a “girl” that had stubs the next morning. It turns out “she” wasn’t what he thought. Alcohol is to blame, at least that was his excuse. That became the inspiration for the song written by the two brothers in the band. Its all in good fun, whishing the best for those who may be waiting for news here. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on a medical device that is currently at G6. Maybe your song would be a better fit for that search.

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Scott your response to Robert’s idea status is well taken. It does however sound like Daymond didnt take Robert’s idea and automatically ran with it. Sounds like the deal was much more complex. You don’t mention his name in the response

posted December 17, 2013 19:32 (
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Thanks Greg made my morning, brought back memories and very appropriate. Lola is still my favorite Kinks song

posted December 11, 2013 05:24 (
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Understood thanks for the clarification Scott

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Greg…true…and if I would have waited 1-3 years the info on your profile may have changed :-)

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