Of visions, patents and luck.

The woman behind it all. The paradox of life is such that those with great ideas may not be privy to success. It’s about lots of strategy and even more luck. Ask Catherine Hettinger, inventor of the trending fidget spinner. A problem solver, Catherine witnessed youngsters throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and felt compelled to introduce a peaceful distraction to combat boredom. She created the rotating device as a calming, sedentary sport which was stress relieving and relatively easy to use. The end of a vision. When Hasbro declined a licensing offer, Hettinger had no choice but to surrender her patent when she couldn’t afford the paltry $400 for its renewal. She did give up on a r

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