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Hi, I’m Paul Akers. Welcome to The American Innovator. This show is about ideas. It’s about creativity. It’s about business. It’s about lean. It’s about how to take an idea from a dinner napkin, all the way to the market shelf using lean thinking. For the many years, I have owned and operated a product development company, FastCap. We specialize in taking ideas to market. We have distributors all over the world. I take calls from all types of people who have ideas on how to either improve an existing product or make an entirely new product that solves a problem. It’s an incredible job, and I love it. I thought it would be great to create a radio talk show that acts as a forum where people could call in with their questions. No matter where I go, when people find out that I’m an inventor they say:

“I have this idea for…” It seems that everyone has an idea. People just need to know how to make it happen! So, I’m here to help you do just that. You can call in and say: “You know, Paul, I have this idea…,” and you can talk about your idea in specifics or generalities, as much or as little as you want. You can ask me anything from: “how to deal with marketing? Modeling? A stereo lithography? Packaging? A sales plan?…” Come to me with any of your questions; the sky is the limit. I have a lot of experience, and I would love to help you…