Top 10 stupid obstacles to reaching people

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Everyone has a great idea that can make them wealthy and help people solve a problem, including ones they don't know they have. Just ask the entrepreneurs and inventors featured on Dragons' Den.

For anyone in the internet, software or technology sectors in particular who has ever thought of The Next Big Thing but didn't know how to turn it into a success, there's hope.

Technology evangelist, venture capitalist and startup guru Guy Kawasaki has a solid post on his blog that outlines the Top 10 stupid ways to hinder market adoption of your product or service, gleaned from his decades of experience in Silicon Valley.

Microsoft might want to rethink its approach to its new Windows Vista operating system after reading Kawasaki's first one: Enforced immediate registration. Ahem.

But all you need is an investor and an idea.