From the first entry in the series, we have this data on how the founders came up with their ideas:
> Pay attention to your own problems, and solve them (~30%)
> Pay attention to your curiosity, and tinker (~20%)
> Pay attention to what’s already working, and double down (~18%)
> Pay attention to paradigm shifts, and work backward (~15%)
> Brainstorm with friends, and pay attention to the four points above (~15%)
Those all (roughly) add up to 100% (2% is not accounted for). I'm curious about what is in that 2%. It might be me more self-aware if I can detect that I am going down a road less travelled.
That kinda reminds me of the TropicalMBA crowd from a few years ago who were selling a course on how to become an entrepreneur (by selling a course on entrepreneurship).
So while you do have a point about a recent uptick in a certain type of article, this isn't one of them.
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