Ethan Aldrich

When smart people act stupid

Most big ideas work when really smart people act stupid.

It’s easy for smart people, founders and engineers, to over intellectualize ideas.

Putting airmattresses on someone’s bedroom floor. Making a controveresial hot or not at your dorm. Making a cloud file service or payment processor when many had done it before. Entering a competitive space late.

When you don’t overthink and simply move, act stupid, and hold yourself to intelligent regard and decisions while doing it. You up your chances.

When I hear what originally sounds like a stupid idea from someone i respect, i love that.

Thats how history is made.

January 1, 2021  @ejaldrich