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    Ethics in building app/company with friend's idea
    Hello, here is my dilemma. So my good friend of nearly 18 years recently approached me with an idea for a mobile app, which he has been fairly convinced would make it to a very popular level.

    With myself being an experienced web developer, designer, marketer, and programmer, he's been asking for my advice on these topics. Throughout our conversations however, I've come to believe his idea may indeed be lucrative and I am leaning towards possibly getting involved in making it happen.

    However, being an experienced developer, it also occurred to me in our talks that I could technically build, design, partially program, and bring to market this entire idea sole-handedly if I really chose to (perhaps with some outsourcing and management). I'm not sure what the role of my friend would even be, as he has no capital or technical skills, only the idea and a willingness to help.

    I've gone through several startups in the past where the partnership came under stress due to me taking on the brunt of the workload and the other members' roles becoming increasingly in question, so this is definitely a huge concern for me.

    And finally, it has just turned out that this idea isn't my friend's own idea either, but rather of his other friend (who I only peripherally know), and who is already interested in contacting me to discuss percentages of ownership and profits. This third person in particular would have literally nothing to bring to the table in such a project, other than having thought of it. I'm not sure what either of their roles could possibly be, yet taking their idea and building it myself would seem ethically out of the question.

    I am very interested in pursuing this idea, but would love to hear any opinions on how to ethically proceed under such a situation.

    Thanks in advance,


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    Execution is everything, the idea is less important. Implement it and if it takes off and you profit from it, why not just send some cash to these guys as a thank you? You can give them some part of the company as an alternative. But do you think you can do everything by yourself? Even for a simple app it's a significant amount of work, design, code and promote. Do you have the resources for promotion?


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    thanks for sharing with us


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