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Always hear them out, or you could miss an opportunity !
After all, you are going to build something yourself one day, right ?
So you will need an idea..
Just going to stick with your own ideas ?
I know every 5 minutes every one and their dog comes to you with an idea !
But every now and then, one of those ideas is worth listening to, and if you don't listen to them all, you could miss 'the one'.
I suppose a bit like relationships..
No arguments there @Nanos. I just get tired of hearing all these ideas by many people who can't commit to simple things not to talk of taking an idea to a viable stage. They all watch Social Network, hear the success stories (conveniently ignoring the ones not successful) and all of a sudden they have an idea.
I have a great idea. Let's build something to extract sunbeams from cucumbers.
Yeah, sometimes when someone has an even slightly good idea, and I start to run with it, with them. As soon as we hit the planning stage (The part long before you write any code :-) ) they usually get bored and go away !
One person, great idea for a video series, first hurdle, do we display it in colour or B&W ?
B&W uses less bandwidth, is easier to do special effects in, users are going to complain less about lag issues, and you will have more users because not everyone is connected to a fat pipe.
We never got past that hurdle !
Never heard from them since..
Maer13532yI call this the Caesar syndrome.
People will listen to great leaders, who will advertise to take great risks and plunge into the unknown, because this is how they got on top.
Still, for every such Caesar there is 100.000 guys, who plunged and failed. These are not the interesting stories, so they are not told.
This does not mean, that you should not take action - there are opportunities in life, just don't blindly take risks, because the most successful people did it. Probability can be a bitch.
Hear them out, you are no better than them.
Stop that asshole attitude.
> These are not the interesting stories,
> so they are not told.
I find them interesting myself.
I try to learn what mistakes they made so as to avoid repeating them myself.
I know luck plays a role.
Which can make it hard to figure out if someone who is successful, did the right thing at the right time on purpose, of if a bit of luck was involved. If so, which bit mattered luck wise and which bits could you do yourself ?
Condor349452y@mundo03 Yes, the average user (talking in general here, not this particular dev friend) that wants someone to make a great idea into reality #forexposure and with payment in royalties after it becomes huge, obviously only 20% royalties at most because the idea is worth so much more!! makes them so much better people.
I'm not saying that people in general are shit. I'm just saying that most of the people with "billion dollar ideas" are more often than not leeches who want you to do everything yet have themselves get credit for it.
scout29972ySome of these people strangely disappear the moment u show a bit of serious interest in their idea lol. They’ve no keenness in going any further with it.
Condor349452y@mundo03 Hmm, that could work I guess 🤔 especially if they don't waste too much of my time.. but that'd be determined mostly by how quickly I start discussing the practical issues of their billion dollar idea I guess. Technical talk has proven pretty effective in escalating issues in customer support calls already so it might as well work in billion dollar ideas too 🤔
> only 20% royalties at most
Oh I think the idea is worth only 10%..