How to Discuss an Idea for a Startup in Public Without It Being Stolen

By discussing it in public and not worrying about someone stealing it.

People are too busy to steal your idea. They have their own lives, their own plans, and their own visions. They’re not just going to walk in and steal yours, unless they’re desperate.

I posted a whole executive summary for a company I was going to build online on a very public site with a high ranking question that many people ask Google.

I laid out basically everything too, aside from maybe the manufacturers, the product itself, and the cost structure of the business.

No one stole my business idea.

Leonard Kim’s answer to How does one create a business plan?


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Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.