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Idea vs. Execution

Cut out all the fat, all the blubber.

Get rid of all that jazz.

Strip it down to the core.

What’s more important? The Idea? or the Execution?

Some would say its the Idea. The concept, or the thought, or the notion … the supposition, the plan, … its the essential spark, innit? Without that spark, there’s no life, no motion – nothing. Its the refined product of mental activity that gets the wheels turning. It can be so powerful that wars will be started over it, nations will rise or fall, and entire paradigms can be shaken to their very foundations. An idea is born and bred at the speed of thought, which some say is faster than the speed of light. And it is the twin brother of Knowledge, which some say is more powerful than anything known to man, with the exception of Allaah ta3ala.

Some would say its the Execution. You can have a brilliant idea, one that could be worth billions in Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and so on – but without the execution it will remain in its shell, unmentioned and unknown to the world. It is the execution, … the operation, the performance, the delivery, the implementation … that matters, or so they say. A brilliant idea with poor execution is doomed to failure, while even some poor ideas can be sustained and undergo metamorphosis, emerging as solid ideas – on the basis of strong execution. It is execution that drives the idea, that sustains it, the brings it to fruition.

But you can’t create a stock-template execution and apply it to any idea – the idea sets parameters for the execution, but the idea cannot come to life without the execution.

So what’s more important? The Idea? or the Execution?

I can’t figure it out.


Filed under: Leadership, Miscellany

4 Responses

  1. Ashiq says:

    It’s both. Both are equal partners in success.
    If not, it’s the idea; execution can change, but an idea lasts forever!

  2. anon says:

    Interesting question.
    I don’t know too.

  3. Maverick says:

    Ashiq … what good is an idea if it remains unexecuted, unspoken, … unknown?

  4. Taz says:

    Execution. Ideas r worthless just sittin round geterin’ dust in your noggins

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