Ideas are funny things, especially if they’re linked to a startup idea.
We tend to have them, assume we are the only one to have imagined such a thing, and then tuck them away in a notebook (or worse in some dusty corner of our brain) for safe keeping.
After all, we wouldn’t want anyone to steal it from us.
Yet, we never get passionate enough or focused enough to work on it and we never expose it enough to inspire others to try or attract like-minded collaborators who might motivate us.
How can we fix this natural reaction to our innovative thinking? Would openly sharing our best startup ideas help or hurt our chances for success?