I see people asking this question quite a lot. First off if you really can’t see how anything around you can be improved or done 10x better, then you’re either not the ideas guy or you haven’t got enough exposure to people’s problems to have the ideas yet and that’s fine. Why not join someone else’s startup who has a really good idea? There’s a hell of a lot to starting a business that’s about execution and lots of different skill sets, marketing, sales, business development, strategy and development. The idea takes by far the least amount of time, so you only need one ideas guy and hopefully he’s got other talents too.
The Scorpion and the Frog
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”
Replies the scorpion: “It’s my nature…”
More Bad News for Google Plus
Imagine that you are the most powerful entity on the Internet. You are the middleman between the world’s buyers and sellers. The consumer buyers number in the billions. The corporate sellers number in the millions. You bring them together daily through billions of searches. As a result you are ranked as the #1 site on the Internet.
You then come out with another me-too social networking platform because you resent the success of Facebook. The only problem is that you’re a day late and a dollar short, as the old saying goes. The public is underwhelmed by Google Plus, to say the least.
So you decide to go Tony Soprano on them and issue threats:
Ignore Google Plus and Google search will ignore you. – Larry Page, Google CEO
How to Prototype and Test Any Product in Under a Week
Here is the right way to do and minimize both time and money.