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7 items tagged “ideas”

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.

Howard H. Aiken # 17th March 2019, 3:15 pm

I have come to the conclusion that the real heroes of ideas are not the people who have them – they are the people who buy them

David Gluckman # 9th October 2017, 1:38 pm

I’m a developer, I’ve an idea, how to look for funding?

If you only need $10,000-$15,000 you should be looking at funding it yourself—professional investors very rarely get involved for that size of raise, and you probably wouldn’t want them to—giving up equity in exchange for so little money is usually a bad idea.

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What’s an idea worth?

I like Derek Siver’s model proposed here: http://sivers.org/multiply

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What are the underlying, unspoken values of TED?

Not unspoken, but the ten commandments they send out to their speakers are pretty interesting: http://www.ted.com/pages/360

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Ideas rot if you don’t do something with them. I used to try to hoard them, but they rotted. Now I just blog them or tell people about them. Sometimes they still rot, but sometimes someone finds them useful in one way or another.

Edd Dumbill # 4th September 2007, 12:21 am

An OpenID provider should catalogue the sites that a user logs into and automatically construct a homepage for them. That way, not only do the users have the convenience of having their favourite websites automatically bookmarked and readily available, but (with a little help from the consumers), they don’t have to log into the individual sites at all.

Bogtha # 13th July 2007, 7:26 am