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    Trusting someone who makes $$$$

    Just a while ago I was talking to a successful entrepreneur and he was trying to get me to tell him ideas I had in mind for my next project. I knew what he would do so I told him a lie to see what was really going to happen; back to the story... So I gave him the link to my website and sure enough I checked his website the next day and he had the same design as me.....So my question for you all are, When someone who is successful asks you something do you give in and tell him/her all or do you hold back? I keep to myself because I know that person can steal my idea in turn it into thousands. what about you?
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    It's depend on who is that. Some succesfully people may like what you're said, but i believe some success people will not do that. For example, Anne Ahira, it's success figure on my country but she have honest heart and will not doing something like that.

    Anyway, it's also too shamefull for success people to do that. Why while their already success, they do it? It can make their reputation become bad.

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    If you're a success on the internet then you can take someone idea in turn it into something big...btw you would not have proof that he stole that idea from you....Just because someone is successful doesn't mean they wont jack your idea..Trust me
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    Hmm ok i need to be careful then. But do you think if we giving small idea, and their are make it become big business, there is nothing wrong about it, right? Since in the first, we never forbid them to make something with our idea. And also i think small idea become big mean there is an improvement from your idea.

    But if their are stolen your idea 100%, it's what we said about stealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akira07 View Post
    Hmm ok i need to be careful then. But do you think if we giving small idea, and their are make it become big business, there is nothing wrong about it, right? Since in the first, we never forbid them to make something with our idea. And also i think small idea become big mean there is an improvement from your idea.

    But if their are stolen your idea 100%, it's what we said about stealing.
    So you encourage giving someone a small idea that has potential to be big and watching THEM put in the work to make it a success? Good plan.

    I don't really talk to "successful entrepreneurs" about topics other than "how's the project going? cool." I think once people start asking for details you can tell they're kind of prying.

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    If somebody asks me to tell them about an idea I may have, I'd be a little suspicious that they'll take the idea and use it themselves, so I'd keep it to myself, whether they're successful or not.

    As an example, over a year ago a friend of mine blogged about an idea he had called DailyBooth.com - a couple of months later, somebody who saw the post, launched a website using that idea. I certainly wouldn't share an idea with a lot of people that I'm going to develop myself, if it's just an idea that I wouldn't develop, then I'll share it with others so they can develop it if they like it.

    On the other hand, if it's an idea I'm passionate about, then I'll share it with a select few who I trust, so I can get some feedback and perhaps some suggustions on other features to include or remove.

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    So, there is nobody can given trust for 100%, you think?
    Well, but if it's really good idea, of course don't share it. Maybe their will think we are as miserly, but it can't be helped and better than get your idea stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    If somebody asks me to tell them about an idea I may have, I'd be a little suspicious that they'll take the idea and use it themselves, so I'd keep it to myself, whether they're successful or not.

    As an example, over a year ago a friend of mine blogged about an idea he had called DailyBooth.com - a couple of months later, somebody who saw the post, launched a website using that idea. I certainly wouldn't share an idea with a lot of people that I'm going to develop myself, if it's just an idea that I wouldn't develop, then I'll share it with others so they can develop it if they like it.

    On the other hand, if it's an idea I'm passionate about, then I'll share it with a select few who I trust, so I can get some feedback and perhaps some suggustions on other features to include or remove.
    thats has to suck because daily booth is a big website now! see a small advice could turn into a something big
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    Quote Originally Posted by akira07 View Post
    So, there is nobody can given trust for 100%, you think?
    Well, but if it's really good idea, of course don't share it. Maybe their will think we are as miserly, but it can't be helped and better than get your idea stolen.
    Yeah so that is basically it, just never trust anyone 100% because you never know. I have been through this multiple times and just do not talk about what I have in mind.
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    Most of what Josh said is true and I share his opinion.

    Although, I think it's a ggod thing to elaborate and devellop ideas with people we can trust, even if they already are successful online.
    Success isn't a synonym of dishonest.

    EDIT: Marcell, don't double-post. Use the edit button.

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