Back Story: The IdeaPosted: February 26, 2012
Where to begin? And how much do I share with you without letting the cat out of the bag (so to speak) as to what my new company will do? I need to keep this concept under wraps because it is HOT! SUPER HOT! Like WORLD ALTERING HOT! ——— So……Decisions. Decisions.
OK – I’ll start with an “About me.” I’m a CAD draftsman from 9AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday for my family’s company. I have a genius IQ. I’m a peaceful, live-and-let-live kind of guy. I’m like everyone else with most things, except that I’m a true outside-the-box thinker. I have an amazing ability to dream stuff up. I’m very rarely bored, as I have many hobbies. And that’s where the idea for my new company came from – one of my hobbies.
I spend a lot of time playing around with certain web-based technologies off hours that I’ve had an interest in for years. I have great passion for this hobby, and I was thinking about it while watching a TED Talk on YouTube. The TED Talk was on Marketing, but the presenter mentioned a concept that people rarely think about what their TRUE product is. They just market focused aspects and don’t consider the bigger picture.
So, that’s what I did. I turned the idea of my hobby over and over in my head until it altered the basic core of the technology. But the idea didn’t start out as a “HOLY SHIT!” idea. It started out as a “WHAT IF….” and snowballed from there. I didn’t realize what I had until I started to design the product….and then the light came on!