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I was reading somewhere, i don't remember, someone stating that ideas run out long before the human capacity to execute, and so, in essence, ideas are continually the limiting factor on productivity.

SAY WHAAAAT...!?

i think my ideas to execution ratio is no less than 100:1. and if i had a billion dollars to subcontract the work, i think i would never run out of ideas. Why oh why is it that some people, even the successful and productive ones, somehow put this value on ideas? and what *is* the value of an idea?
 
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I think ideas are great! I like them even more when they're acted upon.

 
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Ideas are like tools. Simply having a fancy tool is not usually enough to do a good job, it requires skill on the part of the person wielding the tool. A skilled person can do a lot with a few tools, but can do more if they have access to more tools.

I value ideas that reduce waste, improve efficiency, or make a system more stable. But the idea is only valuable if successfully implemented.

In a permaculture system, lots of different ideas are simultaneously being tried and tested. An idea that might be good in one place may be useless in another. Keep introducing more ideas, selecting for the ones that work in a particular climate/soil/ecosystem.
 
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