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Meeting ArchiveJune Meeting:
Thursday June 25, 2009
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Hitting Bottom Is the Best Thing That Can Happen to You
? But I Wouldn?t Wish It on Anyone

On Thursday, June 25, 2009 the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern NJ (www.TechnologyOnTap.org) will be holding its monthly meeting, offering a presentation by Randi Altschul, re-scheduled from our canceled April event. We will meet at 6pm in the Morris County Library ? PLEASE REGISTER ASAP to reserve the limited seating.


Randi Altschul offers unorthodox views on new product development ? something of great interest to independent engineering practitioners. She spoke to the Consultants? Network in the past; this presentation is a follow-up to her well-received talk on entrepreneurship in 2000. In her own words:

?Over the past few years my life has been a roller coaster ride from which I have emerged better than I ever was before. Smarter, Stronger, More Energized than I?d ever thought possible. During this time I lost everything I owned and the two people I loved more than anything, but all in all I wouldn?t change a thing because I?m in a really good place, I own several new companies and am developing groundbreaking product for industries I never thought I?d enter. Conceive it, Believe it, Achieve it! And never let them get you down.

?Our discussion will take you through the creation and development of incredible products to the pitfalls along the way and the realization that they can take everything away but as long as you have your brain and your reputation you can make miracles happen.?

Randice-Lisa Altschul is an inventor of new products and author of books and intellectual properties. She created the disposable cell phone, the credit card phone, the programmable debit card, the paper laptop, and other new products and properties which range from games and game shows to high tech electronics and everything in between, including food, gifts, etc. She has licensed more than 250 projects around the World and has been associated with major licenses since she started her first company, Dieceland, in 1985.

Her first major project was the Miami Vice game, which put her on the map in the toy industry. She went on to create games and shows for the likes of Tonka, Coleco, Ohio Art, Toy Biz, and NBC.

Randi has written several books, including her memoir, ?Financiers, Lawyers and Other Assorted Snakes? and her latest novel, ?Sorry, You Can?t Enter Heaven?. She was the first inventor represented by William Morris Agency and the first inventor contracted by NBC to develop merchandise-based television programs. Randi has two patents on Interactive Cereal and numerous patents in the telecommunication / technology fields.

Randi Altschul established herself as a creative resource to virtually any market from simple toys and games, to television, medical and high-tech industries. She also teaches classes on How to Make Money from Your Ideas. For more information, visit www.inventing411.com.

Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ encourages and promotes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry.

Thursday June 25, 6:00pm
Non-members welcome!
Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Avenue, Whippany, NJ
Due to limited seating, participants must PRE-REGISTER in advance with Robert Walker at 973-728-0344
Contact: 973-728-0344, robert@rdwalker.com

Directions to Library