I don’t sign NDAs anymore, and you shouldn’t either.
Why do you need me to sign a piece of paper that gives you permission to sue me? What does that really do, besides signal a lack of trust? It’s not like you wouldn’t be able to sue me anyway, right?
Stop overvaluing the initial idea — it’s always the execution that counts anyway. Get your idea out there, get feedback, and let it develop. A new idea, built in closed quarters, walled off from the sunlight and denied the oxygen of honest input, will emerge stunted and incomplete.
That’s no way to treat the idea you love.
I did a whole episode on this in my podcast, if you’re interested: Non-Disclosure Agreements — Mistrust Is Not a Good Starting Point