He had me at page nine.

Bree Clare | March 11, 2011 | Startup Science | 0 Comments |

I’ve been reading, ‘Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity‘ by Hugh MacLeod of gapingvoid.com

It’s a great read but page 9 really struck a chord with me.

I get asked a lot, “Your business card format is very simple. Aren’t you worried about somebody ripping it off?” Standard answer: Only if they can draw more of them than me, better than me.

Many entrepreneurs are nervous about sharing their idea at the risk of someone stealing it.

The truth is, they won’t have the passion that you do and that is the key to success. (Or they may not even understand your idea.) No one succeeds at something they do half-heartedly.

This passion makes all the sacrifices, long hours, sleepless nights and hard work worthwhile.

So what is the lesson for this chapter?

Doing anything worthwhile takes forever. Ninety percent of what separates successful people and failed people is time, effort and stamina.

Do you agree with Hugh’s stance on sharing your idea?

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Hi, I'm Bree. I’ve been at Pollenizer for 3.5 years and have worked with literally hundreds of startups in categories such as travel, self-publishing, group-buying, legal services, financial services, payments. Fortunately, I've also had the opportunity to work across marketing, community management as well as finance and operations at Pollenizer so I like to look at a startup from all different angles. In my spare time you'll usually find me checking out a new cafe or restaurant or cooking something weird and wonderful in my kitchen.

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