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?