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The good news: You've created a nifty new way to solve aproblem in your business, and you're sure countless otherbusinesses could benefit from knowing your solution. But here'sthe problem: You've spent sleepless nights coming up with thatidea and are ready for some compensation.
In most cases, the majority of benefits derived from suchcreations are lost by the creator. In a few cases, though, manymillions have been made by inventors-for example, Priceline.comfounder Jay Walker, whose idea for a "demand collection"system that matched bargain hunters with surplus inventory gavebirth to a multibillion-dollar business (and a large fortune).
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