“Someone’s Going to Steal My Idea!”


There’s this common theme among aspiring entrepreneurs that you can’t share your ideas with anyone or they’ll steal them.


There’s a few problems with this:

  • Why would someone want your idea? It’s statistically likely that it’s not that good anyway
  • The assumption that ideas are a limited resource
  • The idea you have right now is the best one you’ll ever have


The first is true, and the latter two are false. Ideas are nearly limitless, and if you keep thinking them up they’ll only get better. Additionally, if you look at historical events (consider: Where Good Ideas Come From) and consider the ship it graph, good ideas are hardly ever made in isolation.


Go tell people about your idea, get feedback, and make it better. If it’s truly world changing, no one’s going to steal it.

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