Idea Hype Cycles
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kevinshinCommunity member
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What it's like to come up with a brilliant idea

Idea Hype Cycles

When you think of that brilliant idea

It's sooooooo good! You're a freakin genius!

And then you realize

....

It's been done before

Or it's too hard

Or it's not as exciting...

Whatever the case

try it anyways

Cause you never know

And you do it all over again

with your next idea

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2 years agoReply
@sydney very true! Either way, having some kind of conviction is key.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
@kevinshin @lentis piggy backing off @lisa's point, in Zero to One, Peter Thiel asks the question, "What's one truth that you know to be true that other people don't agree with you on." as the fundamental question for a startup. But with that also comes with the fact that most people don't agree with you on it.....so you very well may be wrong....or seemingly stupid.

2 years agoReply
@lentils - Great point! I definitely agree with you there. It seems to more I learn about some thing, the more averse I am to doing something as I learn about all the barriers and hard parts. I'm trying to learn to be more optimistic and avoid more of the confusing parts!

lentisSilver CommaIf there's food, there's me
2 years agoReply
Somebody said that startups are this continuous cycle of being confident that it's going to work and then falling into other confusion. The more you avoid the utter confusion portion and the more you think it's going to work (even if the confusion logic is still there), the better and the more likely the company will succeed

2 years agoReply
Thanks @sydney! Glad you enjoyed it 😁

2 years agoReply
@lisa I've been meaning to! I only read Chapters 3-5 so far because I think Peter Thiel made that available online in pdf form at one point.

lisaSilver CommaCats
2 years agoReply
Have you read Zero to One? I think it has a lot of interesting points that are somewhat related

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
2 years agoReply
This is awesome and SO true. Have gone through that a number of times