One issue that comes up a bit on IRC as well as in person is this distrust that so many people seem to have of other entrepreneurs, designs and programmers. As if everyone is out to steal your idea because they can’t come up with their own. I don’t like this attitude at all. When it comes to my ideas I share as much as I can before I start to sound annoying and ruin the conversation. The reason I do this is because I’m confident in my ideas and how I will execute them.
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu there is a concept that you should be able to tell your opponent exactly what you’re going to do and how you will do it afterwards you should be able to do exactly what you said. It’s this absolute confidence in your execution and strategy that it seems a lot of entrepreneurs lack.
You should feel open and willing to share your ideas because you’ll be getting a lot of experience and feedback about things that you hadn’t considered and that’s always good (as long as you moderate it and can handle criticism).
If you tell people your idea and it does get stolen, executed and profited on then it is YOUR fault. Not the person who stole it. They’re a jerk and have no morals but it’s your fault for not executing it well enough. If they hire a team of 100 outsources developers they might have a crappy product don’t let their marketing fool you. I want to see you still finish your idea and ensure you execute it and your marketing plan so well that no one will consider your competitions product.