126: Consumer Product Design Considerations for a New Invention

126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great

May 25, 2022

With Mark Maybury, CTO of Stanley Black and Decker

126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great
126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great

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 throughout the product development process 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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Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.