How to Get Startup Ideas

“The way to get startup ideas is not to try to think of startup ideas,” says Y Combinator’s Paul Graham. “It’s to look for problems, preferably problems you have yourself. The very best startup ideas tend to have three things in common: they’re something the founders themselves want, that they themselves can build, and that few others realize are worth doing. Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Facebook all began this way.”