Network first, ideas second.

No matter what venture you are involved with, a vital ingredient for success will be the network of Know, Like, Trust relationships you have.

In many cases, the size of your network and the quality of the relationships within that network will determine the difference between success and failure.

There is no shortage of great ideas (especially scalable tech-related ideas)

However, many such great ideas fail to become commercial successes simply because their developers have insufficient networks.

If you are the one with the network, you can bring the right connections to the table, thus providing commercial opportunities.

It makes sense to build your network first and look for ideas second.

It makes sense to build your network to support multiple ideas rather than just one idea.

The network you build is likely to become the greatest asset you ever build.