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The Idea vs. Execution Debate: Why Ideas Are Everything

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This story appears in the November 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

"Ideas, my dear, are a dime a dozen. Execution is not. Execution is the thing—it is rare and it is revered. The idea is not. There are many ideas and far fewer successful executions."

So sayeth the wise and bloviating, some would call seasoned CEO, speaking in a half-baked English accent one morning over salty eggs and exceedingly strong conference coffee.

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