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To those who say that the execution matters more than the idea, I ask why copy someone else's idea? If it's all in the execution, execute well on an idea you think up yourself.

Most ideas, brilliantly executed, could never be 10% as big as FB. It's most definitely not all in the execution, except where execution includes "Be ready to change your idea to a better one".

But the original idea for Facebook wasn't 10% as big as Facebook. 'Execution' includes turning your good idea into a great one.

Why do you only value invention? Why not innovation (taking something you've seen and making it better)? Personally I'm very good at the second and not very good at the first. Do I deserve to be poor or always slaving away for little pay for people who are good at inventing?

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