I wonder how I can teach people to get startup ideas. I’m convinced that, in a near future, entrepreneurial skills will be in high demand to stay ahead of the competition, but how do you evaluate people with such skills based on a degree? I assume it’s not possible because entrepreneurship is not a straightforward career, it’s something you have to figure out for yourself by getting your hands dirty. Having a project idea is the first step.
When you think about it, everything is a chemical transformation. Or in Lavoisier’s words: nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed. Life is a long series of transformations where change is the only everlasting component.
Creating or destroying, it’s all the same. A creator is not someone who creates, but someone who transforms. That’s what I found out about generating product ideas.
If you want to create, you first have to transform. Disruption is nothing special, it’s the very essence of creation. What is one thing you’d like to change about yourself or your environment?
We all have things we want to get better at, or people we’d like to help, which is why the first advise every entrepreneur has heard is “to solve your own problems”. If you’re satisfied with everything happening in the world right now, you are either in a philosophical coma or tripping on drugs.
It’s time to become an alchemist: to acquire esoteric knowledge (knowledge far beyond your comfort zone) in the search of your own philosophical stone - your ability to transform crap ideas into precious gems.
Ideas are not a birth right, they are for everyone to seek and catch. All you need is a net big enough.