Links to articles, books, tweets and podcasts about ideas – will be updated from time to time.
2020: Idea Generation by Sam Altman – a few questions you can ask to help find good ideas.
2019: The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius by Paul Graham – “If I had to put the recipe for genius into one sentence, that might be it: to have a disinterested obsession with something that matters.”
2018: How to Get Rich (without getting lucky): by Naval Ravikant (tweetstorm) – the implication is to look for ideas and/or develop specialized knowledge that take advantage of the leverage of code and content.
2015: Aggregation Theory followed up in 2017 with Defining Aggregators by Ben Thompson – this is not so much an ‘idea about an idea ‘ but rather, one of the single important ideas to understand about the nature of the internet.
2014: Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, with Blake Masters – great book, lots of interviews/talks on the web as part of the book tour – here’s a pretty good one from Wired UK
2013: The Idea Maze by Chris Dixon – ideas aren’t usually singular points, but rather part of a maze
2005: Ideas for Startups by Paul Graham – classic essay on finding ideas.