Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor
Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series

More From Stephen Key

Success Stories

Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.
Inventing

The 5 Qualities You Need to Successfully License an Idea

If you want to live the life of an inventor, you had better develop yourself into an inventor.
Marriage

5 Things to Consider for Entrepreneurs, and Their Spouses, to Have a Healthy Marriage

Spending your life with someone who is as just as passionate, or more so, about their business can be a challenge.
Ready for Anything

The 15 Practices of Outstanding Leaders

You need to engage and inspire the people you work with to go above and beyond what is being asked of them -- because they want to.
Startup Basics

How Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies With My Dad Taught Me to Analyze Business

As my father and I enjoyed a snack, he provided me with a simple lesson I have never forgotten.
Ready for Anything

A Simple Solution to Taking Things Personally and Overreacting

When you are facing an issue, just ask yourself a simple question before taking any action.
Partnerships

How Looking at Obstacles as Opportunities Improved My Partnership

A book has inspired me to take a different approach with my co-founder. Sometimes, the simplest things make the biggest difference.
Creativity

Focus Your Creativity on These 6 Things Once You Have Your Business Idea

The actual inventing may be done, but you're far from finished getting your product out there.
Working at a Startup

The Fastest Way to the Top? Work at a Startup.

You could learn a lot by working your way to the top of a well-established company, but who has time for that?
Success Strategies

Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner

A lifelong inventor found the secrets of success after failing to hock goods at a street fair.
Adapt to Bounce Forward

The Good and the Bad of Being an Entrepreneur

A man with three decades of experience running his own business shares his insights.
Books

So You Want to Write a Business Book

If no one is going to read your book, hold off. Here are four key things to consider to determine whether the timing is right.
Inventing

13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors

To be successful in the business of your ideas, follow these observations from an industry veteran.
Inventing

Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.
Traits

7 Traits That Will Help You Overcome Adversity

Having the right attitude can help you overcome your shortcomings, or at least help you get your foot in the door.