Todd Greene is the Los-Angeles-based inventor of the HeadBlade, shown above, which is an ergonomic razor designed specifically for shaving the head, rather than the face. It was chosen as one of Time’s Ten Best Designs of 2000. Greene, who claims to have made millions selling HeadBlades, is one of several inventors and inventing “gurus” featured in this interesting article on CNN.com about the groundswell of ambitious citizen inventors in the United States triggered by the recession. The article includes lots of sound advice about getting your own inventions off the ground.
CNN on today’s ‘golden age of inventors’
I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.View more articles by Sean Michael Ragan