The Idea: Most people gather new ideas to feel smart. Smart people try new ideas to see if they work. The Story: You know who I used to be? An idea hoarder. I grew up idolizing different entrepreneurs, especially inventors. After reading every story possible on Thomas Edison, The Wright Brothers, and Kōnosuke Matsushita (the founder of Panasonics who is said to be the king of Japanese inventors), I fancied myself as a fellow inventor.