Or at least look at the following infographic.
This decision-making tree, although a little funny and naturally silly provides an interesting perspective into the psychology of that “next great website or app” – if it wasn’t funny then it wouldn’t be somewhat true, right?
One of the most common things that happens when I go publicly speak about entrepreneurship or startups is I get a lot of 1-on-1 feedback from people who “have a great idea” but who don’t have the necessary skills to pull it off.
A question that I generally ask them in the front-end of this dialogue is whether or not they are interested in learning the skills that may be required to build it. This question, interestingly enough, throws off a lot of people as if they had never really considered it.
What?! Me, learn how to code? Um, I don’t think so…
I think the answer to their question (or itch) has, at this point, already been answered.
If you’re not invested enough in your own idea to take the time to learn to program then there might be something there.
Now, I’m not saying that everyone should necessarily learn to code a full application (although I am saying that everyone should learn to the fundamentals) – there are tons of cases where it’s best that you do not and partner instead.
But if you haven’t considered it at all then you may not be completely invested in the idea. If it’s that good and it must be done then you’ll do whatever it takes, right?
Just some things to chew on this monday morning.