I have a great Idea for an app, but every time I decide to work on it; I stop half way only because I think it isn’t as good as I want. The teams I chose in the past (of friends) are just riding a long because the idea is good and that pisses me off.


  • This notion that you need “a team” to exectute an idea is non-sense. Do it yourself. If you can’t, acquire necessary skills first. Then you can fully concentrate on implementation and make it as good as is your vision rather than rely on other people.

    • Yup. The prevailing wisdom that a solo founder is doomed is spread by VCs since a solo founder is risky to an investor but not a business.

      It’s total bullshit that you can’t go it alone.

      • +1. Totally agree. Less friction. You can always add a co-founder but as the litany of posts on here illustrate it is much harder to get rid of one.

    • +1

      Create the product first (at least a POC) and everything else will come automatically.

      People riding on your wave aren’t a problem – as long as they can deliver. It’s in the nature that people want to jump on successful (or promising) startups. You know a CEO hires and fires, just don’t hire & fire based upon their work.

      • Correction/typo:

        -don’t at the end; obviously hire for skills and the work. Its OK someone to ride along the success if he/she delivers good work!

  • There a lot of contractors who can fill in skills gaps in coding for extremely reasonable prices. Or many other skills gaps, for that matter. oDesk, etc.

  • If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.

    Reid Hoffman
    Founder, LinkedIn

  • Wait, YOU repeatedly give up and expect a team of people to do all the work on YOUR idea? If you don’t believe in it, don’t expect someone else to. Clearly, it’s not something you are really in love with. Let’s call it like it is instead of blaming friends.

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