You’ll never become a success if you execute a stupid idea (except for the slapchop/shamwow guy … though he got arrested for punching a prostitute who bit his tongue and wouldn’t let go so perhaps success is debatable. I could make a "like my nuts?" joke, but I won’t)
Ideas are important and frankly I’m sick of hearing people deride them. You need good ideas to build successful companies.
So with that, I have an idea for you. If you were at the last democamp, you know I pitched the concept of idea camp.
We all have a pile of ideas locked away don’t we? I bet there’s gold in them hills and it is time to let others pan the river of ideas.
Ideas launch other ideas and amazing things can happen . Sad to lock them away, especially if it could spark something in another individual who is actually in a position to execute your idea.
I have no time. I just don’t. Between running favequest, isfan solutions and some music and art side projects, work with charities + three busy kids, I’m doing everything I can. Got no more to give.
My Vision for Idea Camp
My vision for this different from democamp or teamcamp. It consists of sessions where people pitch their ideas and keep a record of them on a site for anyone to check out. No NDA, no frieNDAs … Just free, no strings attached sharing. Any visitor or community member can visit, comment and run with any idea. He or she may choose to indicate that they are going to build a prototype and invite others to join. Perhaps people could vote ideas up and down digg style. Maybe it eventually includes a funding mechanism like kickstarter. Who knows.
Who is going to Step Up? Maybe you!
I’m giving this idea away and hoping some eager soul will pick it up and run with it. Perhaps someone that is looking to make a difference and a name for himself or herself pick.
Why would you take this on? First, imagine if this spawned some amazing new companies. How cool would it be that you made that happen! It will allow your own reputation, experience and network to grow beyond what you can imagine. What if you crack the formula and it gets mimicked around the world and you get the cred.
Anything is possible. The key is to start. I’m happy to do consult and brainstorm but that’s it. This your baby.
So, who is going to lead the charge. Ping me at Allan.isfan@gmail or attend the next demo camp and we can chat.
By Allan Isfan