Great ideas often look like bad ideas

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Good ideas are often dismissed as bad ones. It shouldn’t stop founders from giving it a proper run. This post was inspired by a talk that Chris Dixon gave at YC School last year. Chris essentially went through some of the learnings of what makes good ideas (link at the end of the post).

The Secret: often the founder have problem/domain expertise or technical expertise related to the stuff he are tinkering with. e.g. Product Hunt is a perfect example of this. Ryan is a self-professed geek who just loves (like many of us) to try and comment on new products. It’s a passion many of us partecipate in. If you can turn that into something that uses the wisdom of the crowd (in this case a very engaged and passionate community) you got something.

This post was inspired by a talk that Chris Dixon gave at YC School last year. Chris essentially went through some of the learnings of what makes good ideas.

Chris Dixon’s @YC School

 
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