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Blogger Logic: What's an Idea Really Worth?

What's an idea really worth?

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Derek Sivers

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Musician, programmer, and blogger Derek Sivers writes that no matter how great your idea, it's hardly worth a dime until you prove you can build a business around it (sivers.org):

"It's so funny when I hear people being so protective of ideas. (People who want me to sign an NDA to tell me the simplest idea.)…The most brilliant idea, with no execution, is worth $20. The most brilliant idea takes great execution to be worth $20,000,000. That's why I don't want to hear people's ideas. I'm not interested until I see their execution."

Last updated: Apr 1, 2010




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