Inside the mind of a crazy (rich) entrepreneur

Scott Jones thinks up more ideas in a month than most folks do in a lifetime. Find out how he makes them pay. Photographs by Chris Mueller/Redux.

The inventor likes to stuff his office with oscilloscopes, signal generators, solar ovens, and any other gadget that helps him tinker.
On the third floor of Jones's home, a thumbprint scanner unlocks the door to his inner sanctum. A spiral staircase leads to his attic office suite, where he typically works until two or three in the morning. In it, he has a room with whiteboards floor to ceiling - and even on the ceiling - where he works out the details of his brainstorms. The suite also includes a room piled high with such gear as a signal generator, an oscilloscope, and a solar oven.

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