Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ideas vs. Operation/Execution

In a meeting this morning in SF with a friend and venture capitalist, I heard this question:

"Which do you think is harder to come by today, ideas or operational ability?" The question was rhetorical. There's no shortage of ides. Taking this a step further, there's no shortage of really good ideas. So he wanted to know - given my operational history/background - why I didn't just step into something I could run, something far less risky.  

Ponder that a moment. Why would I care whether I was executing against my idea or stepping into an operational role to execute against someone else's vision?

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