Navigating the Landscape of Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Idea People

By cbovard, 12 July, 2016

It's been a while since I penned a blog post. At the day's end, staring at a computer screen isn't my favorite pastime, and finding time to generate content for my own site can be a challenge.

Over the past 4-5 years, a noticeable shift has occurred in the Internet and the tech-related industry. A clear distinction has emerged between those who can deliver and those who merely claim they can. Alongside this, I've observed the frequent use of certain terms and buzzwords, adding to the complexity.

While I've encountered numerous successful entrepreneurs and startups on the right path, there's a growing confusion between the terms "Entrepreneurs" and "Startups." Some are genuinely thriving, while others are all talk, falling into the category of "Idea People." These individuals often inflate their LinkedIn profiles, saturate social media channels, but ultimately lack tangible results. They excel at delegating and outsourcing but don't contribute much themselves.

I once followed a widely regarded "entrepreneur" whose quotes I'd bookmark and apply to my own pursuits. However, as time passed, I began to disagree with the content. It became apparent that this "successful entrepreneur" had a relatively easy journey, thanks to ample capital and the ability to make mistakes without repercussions. I abandoned following this individual as the content turned out to be mere dribble.

Today, there's an abundance of positivity – the "Glass is Always Half Full" mindset – among entrepreneurs, startups, and idea people. Criticize them, and you're likely to receive an earful.

In the end, it boils down to a simple truth: a bad idea is a bad idea. Success requires hard work and dedication. If you're not willing to put in the effort, you won't achieve much. It's crucial to read between the lines and spot the deception.

Good luck!