Social Enterprise mistakes: worrying that someone will steal your idea

“… The mistake is to fail to realise that – unless you’re developing a patentable technological innovation – the dangers of telling people about your idea will usually be far smaller than the dangers of not telling people about your idea… ” – my latest blog post for The Young Foundation.

Readers may notice that I don’t go into much detail about my plan for tackling youth unemployment through a combination of skateboarding and environmental action. Obviously, I don’t want anyone stealing the idea.

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  1. I can relate to this article. I have been developing the architecture for multi dimension impact accounting for a long time and would like to see it become an open knowledge open software system. The people that invest in tech development, however, want to see something proprietary with NDAs and all the rest. So there is something of an impasse.

    I have concluded that the open knowledge open software strategy is the one to use. My decision had much of the elements described in the article

    Peter Burgess – TrueValueMetrics
    Multi Dimension Impact Accounting

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