New ideas pass through three periods: (1) It can’t be done. (2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. (3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
—Arthur C. Clarke
You think you have found an idea that can change the world …
Now, what next?
This question befuddles many product managers and entrepreneurs alike. How should we decide if the cool new technical idea is really a great product idea worth pursuing? Should we conduct market research first and gauge the market opportunity, or should we simply go out and build the product before a competitor gets a whiff of it? How do we convince the upper management to fund this great idea? Or, should we try to build something on the side ...