Chris Dixon posts on his blog about sharing ideas to people so that you can work on improving your own selection process. That was pretty much what I was thinking when I started my Free Idea Friday campaign on this blog. I’m not sure if other entrepreneurs have this problem, but my mind is always trying to find solutions to problems. This started in college when a good friend of mine and I wanted to start a business coming out of school. We tasked ourselves with thinking of one idea a day and bouncing that idea off each other. Somewhere along the line he lost steam and eventually we stopped talking about it. However, even though he stopped thinking of ideas, I continued. Now anytime I have an issue with something, my brain starts to go and I start brainstorming solutions. At the end of every week, I typically have about 7 – 8 ideas on my iPhone’s notepad and voice recorder.
Some people may think it’s a horrible idea to just give out your ideas, but from what I’ve seen in the last 4 – 5 years, I’ve realized that it’s typically not the idea that matters, but it’s execution. You may think your idea is great, but it’s the little tweaks and adjustments to the idea through the execution that seems to make the difference. Mind you, I haven’t had a success yet, so this is just theory.
So please feel free to critique any of my sites, my blogs, or my ideas on Free Idea Friday. I love talking and thinking about solutions, so any feedback would be great!