Shhhhh…Keep it under wraps!
A friend of mine left his corporate job a couple of years ago to pursue “a revolutionary idea”, as he called it.
“What is it that you are are working on,” I inquired, never once assuming this benign question would cause him to get fidgety.
He responded with a vague topic. Many months later he told me, “I didn’t want to tell anyone about my idea for fear that someone would steal it – too bad this made me sound really cryptic and weird at cocktail parties.” This is an #entrepreneurfail.
Entrepreneurs too often hold their ideas much too close to their bullet-proof vests. Considering themselves more entitled than a secret service agent, these entrepreneurs live in the fear of idea theft and take it upon themselves to protect their idea at all costs!
So what are these “secret service entrepreneurs” missing out on?
- Potential Investors
- Future partners
- Looming competitors