The only prerequisite you need

You don’t need an MBA, a business plan, VCs lined up.

You certainly don’t need a bigger badge or more authority.

You’ll be waiting a long time for market conditions to be perfect.

Forget about even having a product. (Much easier to find the customers you want to serve and make a product for them.)

It’s tempting to continue to polish instead of doing something brave like shipping an imperfect product.

Yuri Gagarin wasn’t ready to be launched into space. They basically stuck some tin foil on him and said here you go, good luck.

When Karl Benz launched the car in Europe it was against the law to drive. Plus there were no gas stations or roads.

Less than 10% of Europe was literate at the time when Gutenberg’s printing press was invented. What a terrible time to get into the book packaging business.

Your idea will never be perfect. You’re never going to be ready. You don’t need to wait around for the world to qualify or give you permission to make the change you are seeking to make.

The only prerequisite you need is to care.