Month: August 2018

Episode 113: Season 1 Greatest Hits

In this episode of Steal Scott’s Ideas, Scott shares his favorite moments from season one.

Miss any of the episodes? No problem. Here’s a list of the innovations we discussed…


Shit happens, but you want my coworkers to know that you’re late for good reason and actually believe your story. Introducing Be Right There…

An image based messaging app for stressed out people running late to alert colleagues in an honest, open and helpful way

Be Right There
Justify tardiness creatively

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Don’t you wish there was a perfect song or movie to match how you feel right now? Check out Moodia…

A recommendation engine that allows users to type in their mood and it will suggest movies, books, shows and other media to compliment or heal their emotional state.

Every feeling needs a friend

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As an actor, there are too many auditions to keep up with and you’re missing opportunities because you’re too busy managing your schedule. Try out Callback…

A content organization and project management system that helps actors keep track of their auditions in an efficient way

Manage the art, get the part

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Why should job interviews be any different than sports games? Every candidate needs to get pumped up for the big gig. Say hello to Game Face…

A music, image and quotation based app that curates playlists and other media to help job hunters get into the zone before interviews

Game Face
Get fired up, get hired up

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There are people who don’t know jack about sports who fear judgment, ridicule and physical harm from macho assholes who do. You need Good Sport…

A geolocation app that gives you key sports history facts, rituals and inside jokes of whatever city you’re in, to make sure you don’t say the wrong thing in public and get your ass kicked.

Good Sport
Never put your cleat in your mouth

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You want the world to know about your job, life or relationship transition, but you’re not sure how to tell that story. Head over to Upnext…

A personal press release service that helps people making major life transitions to clarify, broadcast, own and share their story of change in the world.

Public relations for personal transformation

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You don’t see your friends as often as you’d like, but you still want to get up to speed on their lives before you meet so you don’t feel dumb. Download Dossier…

A social media aggregator that uses people’s various online profiles to create a snapshot of their recent activity, giving you just in time context about their lives.

Playing digital catchup

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Food is in your house, but you can’t figure out how to make it into something for dinner. Sign up for Recipiece…

An app that takes a visual inventory of your kitchen ingredients and gives you ideas for meals, in addition to other items you would need to make it complete. Included photo uploading function to share your results.

There’s never nothing for dinner anymore

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Nothing makes customers angrier than when a company takes their favorite products off the shelf. They should get Obsoluchus…

A crowd funding platform that helps brings discontinued products back to the marketplace for sixty days at a time.

Living in the past, today

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Men hate cleaning up around the house, unless there’s a way to make it feel like a real cool, manly job that matters. Check out Chorester…

A kit for helping men rationalize house chores with a jumpsuit, hat, cool tools and other accessories to connect role playing into a mundane process.

Be the man of the house

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We need a simple way to reduce out trash output in this country. How about Trash Talk…

A wastebasket that literally insults you every time you throw something into it, shaming you into more sustainable waste management practices.

Trash Talk
Garbage in, garbage out

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Before you start dating this guy, you want to know what you’re getting yourself into first. Thank heavens for Heads Up…

A warning label bracelet that alerts people about the physical and emotional risks associated with the interaction or relationship with that person.

Heads Up
Don’t just manage expectations, master them

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Friends want to share their condolences for difficult life situations, but nobody knows what to say or how to say it. You need Congrats I’m Sorry…

A gift basket service that sends random things to people going through painful breakups, even though you don’t know what to say to make them feel better.

Congrats I’m Sorry
Special treats for speechless moments

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People deserve to be complimented, but it’s hard to do so without making them feel uncomfortable or calling human resources or the police. Check out Rando Love…

A series of anonymous business cards that pay strangers compliments without the awkwardness or expectation of reciprocity.

Rando Love
Kindness without strings

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Every day, people are walking around with itchy, poorly wiped assholes. It’s offensive and uncomfortable for us and them. Somebody needs Reflectum…

A small toilet mirror that helps users assure a clean wipe without wasting paper and getting frustrating.

End your streak

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Privacy has gone the way of the dodo bird, and children should be able to have secrets in a healthy, safe way. What about Secondiary…

A decoy diary that kids can keep in conspicuous locations to deceive parents and other nosy family members, only revealing what they need to see to not freak out.

Pry no more

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Workplace communication issues often stem from an inability to gauge another person’s mood and emotional context. Tell your boss to get Mood Seat…

An office chair that uses your body heat and energies to create a small light of various colors, alerting coworkers of your current dominant emotion.

Mood Seat
Approachability through transparency

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Why can’t you get the experience of being in basic training without actually enlisting and risking your life for pointless wars? Check in to Hoorah Hotel…

A military themed hotel for travelers who want to be treated like grunts

Hoorah Hotel
Stay the night as a soldier

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You need fans to build momentum, but you need momentum to get fans. You might like to try Hamletter…

A stationary service that sends real fan letters to new artists who need a boost of confidence and momentum in their careers

Every performer needs a push

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You can’t afford to travel abroad, but you still want pictures to convince people that you are worldly and experienced. Your destination is Fay Kay…

A printing and design service that professionally crops your image into pictures of exotic locations to convince the world that you’re cultured and traveled

Fay Kay
Superimpose the memories, save the money

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Haven’t you ever wished you could just have access to one part of your lover’s body without the necessity of the entire package? Try Empathighs…

A silicone casting service that makes molds of your spouse’s body parts that you can fondle when they’re not around

One hand in my pocket

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Stepping on a scale never makes you feel better about yourself. Unless you use Beauty Scale…

A numberless bathroom scale whose screen shows positive body image affirmations instead of the number of pounds you weigh.

Beauty Scale
Measuring what really matters

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Nachos, pizza and chicken wings are delicious, but you need some help with your stomach in public situations. Perhaps install Tummy Buddy…

An antacid dispenser for restaurants whose patrons want extra gastrointestinal protection

Tummy Buddy
Eat spicy, digest happy

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You wish there was a way to shut up those annoying retail customers without sounding like an asshole. Maybe you need Chattie…

A buzzer system to help busy employees get out of annoying, boundaryless conversation with long winded customers.

Never let a customer keep you from doing your job

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Spending too much time on the toilet can lead to leg pain and hemorrhoids. It’s about time for Numb Butt…

A toilet timer that goes off twenty minutes after you sit down to help prevent numbness and other ailments.

Numb Butt
It’s only a splatter of time

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Our customers say amazing things, and we should use them in our internal communications to motivate employees. Tell your boss about Emptorium…

A special order art studio that converts your company’s favorite customer feedback into beautiful, inspiring, conversation starting art pieces for the office

The delighting’s on the wall

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Taking children into big box retailers is a nightmare. Parents just need fifteen minutes alone for one. They should use Kinder Car…

A valet babysitting service for big box retailers where retired grandparents watch your kids in the car while you run into the store.

Kinder Car
Fast shopping, safe parking

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If you don’t get out of this meeting now, somebody in this office is getting punched. Blow off some steam with Rage Cage…

A padded, portable closet sized shed where office workers can privately process and purge their angry feels.

Rage Cage
Shed your anger safely

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As a freelancer, you’re super productive, but broke as hell, and you need coffee. Is there a way to transact with another currency? Only at Café Perago…

A coffee shop where you’re charged by the hour to work there, but instead of money, you pay with productivity.

Café Perago
Drink up, work hard, repeat

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Why are resumes only for successes? Employers want to know you’ve messed up so you appear human, experienced and coachable. Try out Resumeh…

A curriculum vitae service that helps professionals create beautiful resumes of their history of failures and what they learned from those experiences.

Own your past, claim your future

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Fat looks bad on me, but once it’s off, it might help somebody else. How about Gordo…

A charity program where overweight people can donate excess body fat to third world countries for whom soap is an essential public health necessity.

You get thin, they get clean

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Being single is like being a project manager. How can your organize it like a business to date more efficiently? Now you can try Polygameet…

A relationship management dashboard that helps you keep track of your various romantic partners.

Stay on top of your dates

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Our faith community is new, and needs some help growing, otherwise god is going to be pissed. Thank the lord for Church Plants…

A placebo service that pays people to attend services at new congregations to help preserve the illusion of community, growth and spiritual momentum.

Church Plants
Looking for a pew good men

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Your man has so many hairs and zits that you just want to sit down and attack him. Head over to Hubby Spa…

A do it yourself beauty spa where couples can go together and use professional tools to prune, pluck and primp each other. It’s byob, bring your own boyfriend.

Hubby Spa
Restore beauty with your beloved

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The death of a company can be just as hard as the death of a person, but business executives need help with the grieving process. Now they can use Done & Done…

A grief counseling program for company executives who need to close down shop after years of successful business.

Done & Done
The corporate happy ending

Episode 112: Blue Jumbo Hobos || Brittany, Jennifer, Katie

What if we publicly shamed inconsiderate parkers? What if your face could convince coworkers that you’re actually healthy? What if we fried fresh fruit for breakfast? What if you took a supplement that brings out your dinosaur tendencies? What if rich people shoveled cow shit as a meditation?

In this episode of Steal Scott’s Ideas, Brittany, Jennifer and Katie gather in Brooklyn for some execution in public.

**Sponsored by Punchly

Execution Lesson: Creating the company that houses your own art.

We get work when we decide to work whether we are working or not.

That’s how working works. It’s not whether we are good, although talent certainly helps, it’s whether we are moving.

Because while opportunity is attracted to talent, it’s also mesmerized by momentum. And the best entrepreneurs have both.

Instead of patiently suckling the pink teat of institutional permission, they hire themselves and get to work. Whether or not their work is even going to work.

Howard Roark, the mythological architect who refused to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation, once said that the question is not who’s going to let us, but who’s going to stop us?

Nobody, that’s who. Not a goddamn person. It’s actually quite surprising the first time we taste this flavor of freedom. We start working and realize, oh damn, not only are people not stopping me, they’re actually supporting me.

That’s momentum. It works.

Lesson learned, new work opportunities find us through the attraction of working, not the arrogance of waiting.

If you are hoping to get more work, just remember this. Not working is not working. It’s not enough to making work, we also have to create the opportunity to make it.

Master than, and you will soon learn that you are much freer than you allow yourself to imagine.

How could you build the house where your freedom resides?