I'd like to add that maybe one doesn't need to be obsessed with inventing something new or fulfilling an unmet need.
Sometimes you can just copy and do better. For ref:
Great book about beginning with 'inspiration':
That's when cloners come in and beat the living daylights out of them by copying and improving upon their innovation.
There's a fantastic book on this, 'Copycats':
Incredibly well-written for a HBS book, lots of solid case studies, and some interesting research into the nitty gritty numbers behind innovation vs imitation.
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