Interview: Jaron Rubenstein & IdeaMensch
When asked, "How do you bring ideas to life?", Jaron responded, "For better or worse, I'm a "just do it" kind of guy. I have a brilliant team, but I love nothing more than opening up a sketchbook, drawing up some ideas, jumping into the code or system configuration, and helping implement those ideas. As software and systems get more complex, it's getting harder to jump in and get something working in the amount of time I typically have to focus on such tasks. But it's critical for leaders at every level to "keep their hands dirty" in their crafts. The more removed you become from this work, the more likely you are to make bad decisions. I try to be diligent about jotting down ideas whenever they come up (organization is key here!) so I can prioritize and flesh them out later."