Most business ideas emerge randomly. You might see a person crossing the street and think about a way to improve pedestrian safety. You might struggle finding sources for a research project and think about a better way to organize that relevant information. If you're like most people, these thoughts have entered your mind--regardless of whether or not you've ever started a business.
Inspired by a stellar review in the New Yorker of David O. Russell's new movie, "Joy," I headed out for the theater. The script, the New Yorker's (unnamed) film critic reported, "captures the magical moment when Joy's private inspiration finds public expression," and, "the core of the film is Joy's mastery of the killer instinct and her deft plotting of bold confrontations." My kind of flick.