Don't Worry About Your Ideas Getting Stolen
People are not so open to new ideas that they’re running around stealing them.
John Butman runs the firm Idea Platforms, based in Cambridge Massachusetts. He is the author of the new book, Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas.
Very often the idea entrepreneur becomes worried that their idea will be stolen or copied or somehow taken away from them.
My counsel is don’t worry about that. First of all, people are not so open to new ideas that they’re running around stealing them. And second, if you put your fascination and your expression and built respiration around the idea and are doing it for other people, you are more likely to be credited than not.
If someone is just stealing the idea or copying it, people can see and recognize the genuine motivation and they’ll know that that person has copied from somebody and that you are the genuine article.
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