Where are you searching for ideas or innovations? The best ones come out of real problems or real pain – things that you feel or face everyday.
I’m not saying these are the ideas or innovations that you should pursue, it’s just the way I roll.
To me, If it’s something that I will use personally then I will put all my effort into making it an excellent product. I never build just for the sake of building.
If you ask me, there is nothing truly new in the world. It’s really just a mash-up of all the things that provide different perspectives - that allow you to think or do something in a completely different way. You just have to keep your eyes and ears open to the things that are driving you crazy.
For proof, check out my startup companies. You will see that they are all things that I use. They are pains that I or someone that I care about have felt at one point or another and because of this we put together startup companies to solve these problems.
What are you working on? Is it a real problem or pain of your’s? Or is it just some shit that you’re building just to build. Go for the latter if you want to succeed.