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Idea Generation
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Any time you can think of something that is possible this year and wasn’t possible last year, you should pay attention. You may have the seed of a great startup idea. This is especially true if next year will be too late. You want to be able to project yourself 20 years into the future, and then thi
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  • Any time you can think of something that is possible this year and wasn’t possible last year, you should pay attention. You may have the seed of a great startup idea. This is especially true if next year will be too late.
  • You want to be able to project yourself 20 years into the future, and then think backwards from there. Trust yourself—20 years is a long time; it’s ok if your ideas about it seem pretty radical.
  • In such a tectonic shift, the world changes so fast that the big incumbents usually get beaten by fast-moving and focused startups.
  • This is especially true if next year will be too late.
  • When you can say “I am sure this is going to happen, I’m just not sure if we’ll be the ones to do it”, that’s a good sign.

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