I have several ideas that I label "infrastructure ideas" (both physical and virtual). This means that the ideas will create completely new infrastructure (I use a very broad definition of the term) that it is very hard to see any use of. I have read about the first railroads to be developed, where there was a problem that people simply did not see the purpose of travelling large distances fast, so the first railroads were built for transporting goods. Later investors were surprised to discover that there was actually a market for transporting people.
My specific question is: What strategies can be used for implementing infrastructure ideas?
So far I have come up with the following:
- Implement the whole value chain, which includes the infrastructure (make a transportation company in addition to creating the railway). The problem is that this is very expensive, risky, and means that one does not focus on core competences
I prefer not to talk about specific ideas, as I want to find a general solution for this.