Should we share our startup ideas to everyone when the idea first strikes us?
After a preliminary research, I found that it is a good practice to share your ideas with as many people as you can in order to get fresh perspectives and make the idea more solid. But my concern is, say, I share my app idea to one of my Developer acquaintances, what is the guarantee that he himself will not make the app with his own team? That basically means that he stole MY idea. Agreed, that getting advice and feedback on your product before building it is important in order to see if there is a demand at all. But, in that process, how do you ensure your idea does not get stolen? And your ambitions are not at stake? In case I have not been that clear, take the movie - "The Social Network" for example; I feel, the idea of Facebook would never have hit Mark Zuckerberg had it not been for the twins telling him about Harvard Connection. Any elucidation/ clarification is welcome - Prabhav Pandey(18, India)