Sam Altman, CEO @ OpenAI, ex President @ Y Combinator writes about idea generation: “The best ideas are fragile; most people don’t even start talking about them at all because they sound silly. Perhaps most of all, you want to be around people who don’t make you feel stupid for mentioning a bad idea, and who certainly never feel stupid for doing so themselves.” “Finally, a good test for an idea is if you can articulate why most people think it’s a bad idea, but you understand what makes it good.” Read full post here: https://blog.samaltman.com/idea-generation
Idea Generation
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Antanas BernatonisFirst Human IPO in the Baltics
Haha, lots of insights from OpenAI on Qoorio these days! Justas Janauskas, what do you say to young people when they comes to you with a really bad ideas? Do you still encourage them or do you outline the obstacles they will face?
3 months ago
Justas JanauskasQoorious human
Like 5-8 years ago, I used to prove to people how bad their ideas are, because, for some reason, I thought I knew better than anyone else what a good idea is. However, today I usually encourage people to go for them, no matter what I think of their ideas. This brings more value to them. Also, today I understand I am not smarter than anyone else, and nobody can know in advance whether the idea will fly or not. Ideas are often iterated and tweaked during the process of implementation, and with the right execution and some luck, some of them are converted to something that works well. That being said, I think, often, it is more productive to start, do, and adjust, rather than just think.
3 months ago
Ronaldas BuožisCinematography, tech and boats
Very wise words, Justas
3 months ago
Povilas GodliauskasFounder & Coach @ coach.lt
Well said, Justas Janauskas. Allowing people to act on their ideas and fail requires courage and trust.
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Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
Justas Janauskas thanks for sharing. #SharingIsCaring
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As a CEO, I often have no clue what I am doing, what is my job/role, and where this company is going to. I often think that the company I am building is a total BS 💩. Also, I sometimes feel that we are implementing the most genius idea, and it will turn over the world. And then I have a crystal clear clarity of the future and how we are going to get there 🚀. Then I ask myself if I am slightly bipolar, and googling around that proves true 😭. If you can relate to this, don’t worry, this does not prevent you from building a unicorn 🦄. Surprisingly 🤷‍♂️. #fridaymood #ceoconfession

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Being a founder & CEO, quality decision making is critical. Bad decisions just cost so much time, money, and nerves, while good decisions move the whole company further. To make good decisions, one needs to have a clear, sharp, calm, and well-rested mind. Taking care of your mind requires effort, like taking care of your body. That’s why my #1 goal of the new year resolution of 2020 was ‘sleep well’. Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on the brain, affecting mood and worsening depression, exacerbating pain, and undermining executive functions that affect judgment, planning, organization, concentration, memory, and performance. In other words, the critical functions of a founder. Next to that, hormones influencing weight and growth become imbalanced. Immune dysfunction, leading to an increased susceptibility to illness, and a pro-inflammatory state develop. Sleeping well is a habit that takes time and effort to build. It starts with awareness. Read nine simple tips from a Stanford neurologist for quality sleep here: https://qz.com/quartzy/1341003/a-stanford-neurologists-nine-simple-tips-for-quality-sleep/
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