Everyone has plenty of ideas – now go build a skill

I hate to break the news to you, but you’re not the only person who wakes up with great business ideas everyday.

You are not the only person who goes for a run, jog, or walk and has an epiphany during each workout.

You are not the only person who recognizes problems while in a restaurant, retail shop, or grocery store and then comes up with a great business ideas to solve that problem.

Sorry, you are not one in a million.  You are probably 1 in 5.

Idea guys/gals are everywhere.

That is why in the words of David Heinemeier Hansson, There’s no room for The Idea Guy at a startup. PERIOD!!!

Hansson states:

Startups need people able and willing of doing the actual work. They need programmers, designers, and eventually folks to do marketing, support, and more. What they don’t need, though, is someone who’s just going to be The Idea Guy.

Bottom line, is that if you want to start a business or join a startup, you must have a functional skill beyond just having the idea or ideas.

This is a short piffy post from Hansson that I found to be a fun and timely read. Check it out on the 37Signals blog here.


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