A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.


«A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.»

— Mary Kay Ashe


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20 thoughts on “A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.

  1. if a great idea inspires no one, why do you call it great? instead i would call “great” idea mediocre, and “mediocre” becomes great by default.

    1. Because popular perception is no measure of whether something is crap or awesome … and there’s a little thing called marketing and advertising that HUGE companies spend BILLIONS on, whilst smaller setups can’t compete … so these are some of the factors that’d skew enthusiasm, so that a great idea can be treated with less enthusiasm that a mediocre one …

      1. My stepdad bought Beta! Sharper picture (for those of us old enough to remember life before HDTV 🙂 ) but as VHS took over there were less and less rentals available for Beta…he finally bit the bullet and switched.

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