If you’re reading this and are thinking of pursuing a small or weird idea of your own, do it. Going down the traditional path (e.g. climbing your way to a job at Google) is implicit refusal of a golden opportunity. There’s an ecosystem of people desperate to give you money and advice. Within the US or remotely, wherever you are. And hey, if it doesn’t work out — at least you’ll know you tried. Google isn’t going to disappear. Your idea might.