I’m an eclectic mix of creativity and logic and humor that results in an endless stream of needless ideas, so, sure, you can have one or ten of ’em. Having a lot of ideas is truly a blessing and a curse. I’m not alone – there’s many people willing to share ideas just for the sake of doing so. In fact, there’s a wonderful piece of writing by Paul Arden, author of the book It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be, in which he writes the following sage advice:
Do Not Covet Your Ideas
What do you think?
Where do you stand on it: do you covet your ideas? Perhaps you’re somewhere in the middle, giving some away while keeping others closer to your chest? Would open source even be the same if everyone kept their ideas to themselves? I’m curious what you think – let me know in the comments!