@Deo - exactly right!
What you don't want to run into is somebody like the well-dressed guy who came up to my godson following a gig in NYC and wanted to "partner" with him artistically. His pitch was as follows: My godson was a superb guitarist, and obviously a very well-trained and professional musician. He, for his part, had "these incredible ideas" for "hundreds of hit songs."
Now this guy, by his own admission, wasn't
He said he knew "very little" about music per se.
He almost boasted how he couldn't
sing, play an instrument, read music, or write lyrics.
But he had ideas
- hundreds and hundreds of ideas. For songs. Hit songs
And all he needed was somebody who knew (and could do) all this stuff to work out songs
using "his ideas" and then play
For which he'd be willing to split 50-50.
It would be "like what Jim Morrison did with the Doors," he said. (Forgetting that Jim Morrison actually wrote all the lyrics and some of the music the Doors performed. Oh yeah...another minor detail...Jim could also sing
When my godson (politely) turned him down, he didn't seem overly surprised. His parting comment was that the problem with people like my godson and his fellow musicians was that they were envious and afraid of real
talent. Sure they knew "all that technical stuff." And they could play. But he was a guy that had ideas
. Hundreds and hundreds of them...
I'm sure we've all run into a variation of that same guy in the tech world. Even if it wasn't somebody quite so full of himself. Or half so crazy.
Then again, when you think about guys like Steve Jobs or Mark Shuttleworth...