Guy Kawasaki recommends that you don’t ask men about business ideas or business models. This is because men have a fundamental genetic flaw: they want to kill things. “It is socially acceptable to want to kill the competition, ” states Guy. Any idea that is a Google Killer, Yahoo Killer, YouTube Killer, would be seen by other men as phenomenal ideas because they enjoy seeing competition crushed.
Lesson learned: If you want sound advice or validation for a business idea, ask women. Also guys, don’t be lured in by sales pitches that promise that X product/technology/service will help you kill your competition.
Side note: Veotag’s bookmarking is once again helpful, enabling me to link directly to the portion of Guy’s keynote in which he talks about asking women for business validation. Thanks Veotag!