On today’s The Startup Chat we talk about how to come up with good business ideas. Ideas come from all sorts of places. People get ideas by:

  • Coming up with solutions to a problem
  • Bringing an idea from one medium (or place) to another
  • Doing something better than someone else

All of these are valid and useful to find a good idea.

On today’s episode we discuss how we get new ideas and why it’s important to come up with a lot of ideas.

The other points we made today are:

  • Why frustration is a common catalyst for ideas
  • How thinking of ideas is like building a muscle
  • Why you should make a list
  • What to do with an idea
  • How to handle critical feedback
  • Why you should “sleep on it”
  • Why you need to surround yourself with creative people
  • Why you should read more

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