Saturday, 21 June 2008

Why do I wanna do a Start Up?

Mainly...
1. To create something useful, valuable, delightful, and most importantly something absolutely awesome!
2. To solve a problem that really could use solving.
And also...
3. [Bonus] To make the world a better place... ; )

Pleasant side effects of doing an awesome startup...
1. Work with an awesome team of passionate people, and create together.
2. See the faces of delighted customers. (Satisfied ain't nearly enough)
3. Learn! Learn! Learn!
The becoming rich and famous bit is not too bad either... : )

I've been recording ideas since the past 4 years now, and I'm fed up of seeing new startups stealing them one by one! Its time to take action, one baby step at a time...

3 Comments:

Jigar Mehta said...

Well, The main problem in this fast world is, idea as stale as a month is no more a new and exciting (un-implemented) idea! (at least in technology..)

My guess is, you need to think about a fresh idea and start developing on it ASAP.. otherwise there is always somebody on another corner of world thinking about the same box.

Pratik Stephen said...

I used to think exactly like that... till sometime back.

You're right... You gotta keep thinking of new ideas, from new angles... and you've gotta start implementing it ASAP.

But there are many different nuances of every idea. And one idea leads to 5 other better ideas...and so on... So the very action of sitting down and working on one idea increases your chances of getting better ideas.

Also, a lot of ppl think of ideas, but very few go ahead and implement them at all...
I've recorded various ideas 2-3 years ago, and only lately have I seen start ups actually implementing the exact same thing!

I just got a good idea... I'll write a post on "Ideas" instead of a looong comment here...
: )

Tosif said...

another point,
to create something that creates such a massive paradigm shift that people wonder: How did we even live without it :-) (One of my many dreams).
And i think that a bigger problem than getting the idea is the inertia of actually implementing it. It takes a lot of effort to turn the tomorrows into todays. I have had some good ideas turn into nothing because of the inertia :-(.