As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed a habit to NOT take immediate action on an idea. It’s always best to let the idea sit and marinade. If a week goes by, and I still feel the way I did, than at least the idea has an emotional connection to me.
The next step is to do some research.
That’s what I’m doing now. This is all preliminary. I wouldn’t call this empirical data by any means, but I’m getting a lay of the land.
Seedtable doesn’t have a perfect alignment with what I’m trying to do, but it’s close enough. Let’s take a look.
Gonz has an awesome concept. He built a directory that outlines all the emerging tech companies in certain European countries. I think I’ll apply this to America, except state by state.
If I want this to be a success, I will need to be reading more and emerging myself in interesting markets.
Marketresearch.com seems to be a good place to do this. It gives detailed reports on markets. I think my approach will have much more personal insights, and be less of an objective view point.
The site is strong, and I don’t think this is a direct competitors, but it gives me some good layouts.
Of Dollars and Data
Again, it’s not a perfect alignment, but the way he presents his content is going to be similar to how I will present mine. It’s different subject matter, but I think it’s relevant.
My weekly posts will need to positioned as more of a report than an article, but with that said, I plan to mix in my personal insight or give examples of people who are succeeding in certain markets.
If he can do it, so can I.
More on this tomorrow.