When all you have is a great idea...

Josh Coates jcoates at archive.org
Wed Feb 22 20:19:40 MST 2006


> Where does that leave the guy who doesn't even have time to 
> shovel his walkway but has a killer idea?

if all else fails, you can always post it on halfbakery.com with all the
other half baked ideas! ;-)

http://www.halfbakery.com/random-idea.html

-josh 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On 
> Behalf Of Gabriel Gunderson
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:56 PM
> To: plug at plug.org
> Subject: When all you have is a great idea...
> 
> Dear Abby... er, PLUG,
> 
> I'm pretty funny about business ideas.  I try to think of 
> cool new businesses all day long.  It's something I enjoy 
> doing (I get it from my dad - ever the entrepreneur).  I 
> can't take a shower or a walk without "working" on one of 
> them.  While it's yet to make me rich, I do enjoy using the 
> spare brain cycles.
> 
> When all you have is a great idea, where do you go with it?  
> Do you share it and risk others taking it?  Should you care, 
> or is that being silly?
> 
> Usually, I don't take the ideas too seriously and I share 
> them with others with the hope they may do something with it. 
>  Anyway, I came up with an idea this week that really stands 
> out in my mind.  It's an advertising business that's 90% 
> technology (Open Source) and 10% whatever else.  An 
> advertiser wouldn't come up with it on his own, but a 
> technologist might.  It is very, very targeted and I'm betting has a
> *very* high "click-through" rate.  I believe it would be 
> *extremely* easy to sell.  I'm certain it's not currently 
> being done by anyone else.
> You can see why I would be excited.
> 
> The problems are...
> 1) Only a med-big company could pull-it-off.
> 2) A partnership with someone like Google would be needed.
> 3) It needs to be rolled-out in large cities all at once.
> 4) Significant upfront hardware cost.
> 
> Where does that leave the guy who doesn't even have time to 
> shovel his walkway but has a killer idea?
> 
> What would you do?
> 
> Sincerely,
> Underfunded in S.F.
> 
> 
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