Ideas are easy, execution is hard.
I agree with that sentiment, with a slight modification: executing alone is hard. Having a group of people who love the idea, have the skills to execute on them, and won’t sleep until they’ve figured out how, is useful .
I’ve seen it in action repeatedly, and this week has been another stellar demonstration of this principle. Over 70 people have now gotten involved actively in making an idea that 4 people had cooked up a few months ago. Trust, transparency, communication, purpose, a desire to prove the detractors wrong. Dozens of mavericks, that’s what I’ve managed to bring together. I’m grateful that I can see the pattern in the dots, join them, and occasionally create a ripple, if not a movement.