How do I tell my friend that I stole her idea?
July 2, 2012 2:21 PM Subscribe
I stole my friend's idea.
posted by anonymous to human relations (51 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm close to launching a new product that is based on my friend's idea. She decided to work on it originally, but has given up and stopped pursuing it. A few weeks ago, I decided to build it myself. Now I'm getting ready to launch and I'm worried about my friendship. I should tell her, but I'm not sure how to do it.
Should I wait until it sees some success or is it better to bring it up before launch?
I know ideas aren't worth anything on their own and it's all about execution, but it's still 99.9% her idea.