If you have an idea and are not sure whether it is worth your time to try and implement it try running it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it. It’s not a bad idea. Taking the thought from fledgling countries who are not sure who will follow the forefathers into a new venture applies to practically anything one might do.
It is supposed to simplify the process testing the market first to see if an idea is considered good by anyone other than the inventor of the idea. Of course, just like flagpoles, it can still be complicated. The bigger and more risky an idea the more difficult it may be to convince people to salute it, just like a flag of a new country.
And if you are willing to put yourself on the line too, try flying yourself on that same flagpole. The bigger the risk, the more you will have to risk yourself… besides it’s a great way to get people’s attention! Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?
Well, it’s just a quote anyway that nobody seems to know who spoke it. Maybe it’s something we should do anyway with. Lets run it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it!
How to celebrate – Continue to come up with those good, or bad, ideas! Always test your theories, it’s the best way to improve a product. Buy a flagpole and put it in your front yard.