We had the good fortune of connecting with Kirk Rogers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kirk, what do you attribute your success to?
I am the kind of person that has to have a system to get things done. I have worked with some pretty bright people but they can not think things out in an organized fashion, others expect to make something 5-10 times and go through improvements each time. That suck too. They didn’t know what they wanted. I am organized, I am successful. The most important factor I need to know before I go (understanding). I can say the second factor is making it go right. If I can figure something out, I can make it, I can see it, I can tell others about it, and I can produce it and get others to make it. This might take more than one attempt but improvements are always possible. Once I get a prototype I try to sell it, if it sells then I can work on improving thing it, I always listen to my customers, their feedback is vital. KR Ideas Inc. Kirk Rogers Inventor
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love the challenge of making something. I listen to my new customers and try to provide them with something simple and within my skill sets. After leaving Corp. America I decided with the help of my wife to go out on my own. I have learned that I am not perfect, I can be but I am not perfect, they are always someone better than you. At KR Ideas Inc. it has not been an easy route but I have found my way. It is simple my income is used to support my family and my needs. I have 4 beautiful daughters. They are very important to me. My son in law too. My granddaughter too.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take him the small city of Sierra Madre, have lunch at Sierra Fusion, then drive over to the Huntington Library and visit the grounds. I’d eat something there and talk about our lives, our people we love. Then I would bring them home and make them a good dinner. Homemade.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Pat Bylard wood worker
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