An idea is not a product

In idea is not a business; and it’s not a product. An idea is just an idea.

What makes an idea ready to become a product?


An idea made up of only opinions is just that – opinions.

Don’t get me wrong: opinions are often sensational places to start a product from. Some of the most ground-breaking and innovative products started with an epiphany, a flash of inspiration or a daydream. The trick to being successful as a creator of products is to figure out which ideas are productisable – and which aren’t – before you build and launch a product and watch it fail.

Identify the intrinsic assumptions that exist within your idea, and then test them.

Avoid making product decisions on ideas or opinions alone. Testing the assumptions behind the great ideas is the only way to know you’re investing your time and money into the right product.