In the same way, Apple didn’t make the first smartphone, and Google didn’t make the first search engine.
What makes great products or services market leaders are the teams behind the idea.
To start with, it takes full dedication to the extent that sometimes you forget there are other things in life. The entire team needs to trust their idea and make it their hobby. They have to enjoy every minute of working on it.
Secondly, it takes a team that is aware of their differences, and knows that “different” is “good” — different people will bring different perspectives. Differences in a team represent a huge advantage. They usually also present a reason for failing: do you like your colleagues for being different or do you just tolerate them? If you look at the word “tolerate”, it has a very negative connotation. If you merely tolerate their differences, it means you do not accept them. That means you will also not accept their contributions. If you just tolerate them, you think you are better. The whole team should feel safe to share their opinions knowing that the power of argument will always win, and never the argument of power.
And lastly, great teams let go of the fear of failing. If you focus on failing, this is for sure what the universe will serve you 🙂