Live in the future
The best startups are founded by ingenius people. I agree with this. But there is another, somewhat more overlooked aspect to great founders. The best founders live in the future.
In order to find problems that are yet to be solved, the future is the best place to be. Only when you take for granted what is novel to other people, you are able to assemble the puzzle and look for missing pieces. Mark Zuckerberg did not create Facebook because he looked for good ideas to pursue. He already spent so much of his time on the internet, more than most people at that time. For him it was only natural to share things with his friends online. That’s why he build Facebook. He lived in the future.