The World Does Not Need Your Idea

I really liked this quote by Alan Webber on his blog today. It embodies the spirit of what truly separates a good idea from a bad one…getting people to use your product/service/website. It bears some resemblance to Paul Graham’s famous quip to “make something people want” but with more impact. It gives me more of a sense of purpose and drive behind what the idea will eventually become.

Clearly a new startup idea is going to provide value in some way, shape or form. Recognizing that the world does not need your innovation is a good way to humble you before you change the world.