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Codex40418450249dIsn't it better to be first?
PappyHans261248dThere is also a thing called “fast follower” where you leave the heavy lifting on the pioneers, learn from their mistakes and successes and make the product better. This way it will cost you less to triage markets and improve the product based on demand and user needs.
Codex40418450248d@PappyHans most people stay on the platform they started on. Look at thingiverse and myminifactory.
One of them is a fucking slow as shit system with shitty search and the other is quite decent in all ways. Far from perfect but it works consistently. Still people stay at thingiverse because they know it.
Demolishun7499248dEvery time I think I had a unique idea I do a quick search and find someone is: doing it, tried it and it died, and very rarely I cannot find anything in the market. If it is the last thing I do patent searches and often times its a tried but died thing. If its new just go for it. Learn from competitors.
I don't think there are very many unique ideas, just variations on what we know it seems.
duckWit5957248dIt is extremely unicorn-level rare to have a legitimately unique idea. The probability that you are the only person on the planet to have thought of it and to attempt to execute it is so unbelievably low. A much better strategy that doesn't get you depressed is to accept this at the beginning, do your research, and do it better.