In honor of “multiple discovery theory,” get this — my podcast episode, recorded in August, published yesterday, is on this very same topic.
I’m tired of being asked for non-disclosure agreements. I don’t see the point. It’s a needless complicator. What does an NDA do?
It basically makes me sign a piece of paper that says you can sue me if I spill your idea.
Guess what? You can sue me anyway! You don’t need this contract to be able to bring a case against me.
But more importantly, you’ve stated — to my face—that you don’t trust me. That’s fine, I can live with that. But not if we’re going to be working together.
Here’s my 14-minute case against NDAs: A useless, ineffectual time-waster for people who should be out executing on their great ideas rather than trying to hide them like a hostage in the basement.
Non-Disclosure Agreements: Mistrust Is Not a Good Starting Point (podcast episode 107)
Can we just get back to work now, please?