The Recipe for The Perfect Business Idea
1/3 of SOLUTION
1/3 of VISION
1/3 of PASSION
But what these ingredients truly mean?
Now what is solution per
When IBM made PC, they ran into a problem: what the fuck should we do with it? It’s too complicated for the ordinary households and they are the real market and source of indefinite revenue.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen jumped in and wrote the first operational program for this novelty. But that wasn’t all these two did. Few people know that Bill Gates is responsible for early adoption of the mouse.
Somewhere around that time, Dell’s engineers developed a weird looking gadget with two buttons on the top of the front panel. It looked like a freaking mouse. They called for the meeting of the Board of Directors to present the idea.
They ended up mocked in front of the Board and by the Board with remarks such as: “We are a serious company. What will people think about us if we present something like that to them? Ridiculous.”
What they didn’t know was the course of events happening not so far away in a headquarters of IBM. Gates and Allen breathed life into one of the famous novelties of all times: personal computer running on MS-DOS.
And Gates heard about that funny looking gadget also. He knew exactly how that piece of hardware could be used. So he “bought” it out from the Dell’s engineering department (they were lucky to give it to him.)
You see, what Gates had was a clear….
It was his vision about computer in every home that led him to where he and we are today. He provided humanity with a big ass solution. But that solution wasn’t so big in
And it would never happen without….
Gates and Allen were so passionate about their vision that from the 1981 and very first sold unit with MS-DOS operating system to 1985 and Windows 1.0 they didn’t even sleep.
They invested themselves into their vision and what started as a solution to
At the beginning of their journey they couldn’t possibly know that their vision will become reality. But they had faith and they had passion to push even when all the others were slowly but surely giving up.
The point of this is simple: solution will stay minor solution without vision and passion. Tesla could simply keep his invention of AC for himself and only God knows when would somebody invent that thing. Instead, he had a vision to electrify the World. He shared his vision and passion with others and in no time one of the biggest projects of those times saw the light of the day: hydroelectric power plant on Niagara waterfalls.
Was AC in the moment when Tesla had invented it some kind of “solution”? No…where he lived, electricity was the unknown term.
Do not underestimate the power of vision and passion because these two can turn a single unstable electron into one of the most important advances of human kind.