You don’t have to do it first, you just have to do it right.
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) May 1, 2012
Elegantly said. Too many put an emphasis on being the first to think of an idea. So much so that they never actually create anything, they just keep trying to think of an idea that doesn’t yet exist. The most iconic companies in the world weren’t the first, they were simply the best. MySpace beat Facebook to the punch, HP hit the market before Apple, PicPlz existed before Instagram.
It didn’t matter. They succeeded because they did it right.
Next time someone says, “doesn’t so and so already do that?” to your fledgling startup idea. Tell them, “yeah, so what? I’ll do it better.”