How To Stop People From Stealing Your Ideas

3 points you cannot afford to ignore.

Vishal Kataria
6 min readNov 29, 2020

Ideas are the most valuable currency today. They bring in dollars, euros, and even crypto.

But like any currency, they can get stolen. In fact, idea-stealing is a common phenomenon in the workplace.

Bosses and coworkers steal each others’ ideas. Companies steal pitch decks and features from their competition. And idea kleptomaniacs cannot resist stealing ideas, even the ones they don’t need.

Good ideas lay the foundation for all major and minor accomplishments. And you can accomplish a lot if you don’t care who gets the credit.

But if you don’t get enough due credit, you risk getting marginalized and being taken for granted. If you work in silence, you get rewarded with more work while lazy people descend like wolves, steal your ideas, and make a killing.

Fighting to showcase your ideas is not the solution either. People vying for individual attention never works in the best interests of a team. If you’re not a good team player, you’ll get isolated. And nobody goes far as a lone wolf. Even successful entrepreneurs need friends from whom they bounce ideas off and get new ones.

So how do you stop people from stealing your ideas? The answer lies in striking a…



Vishal Kataria

I write to teach myself and hit “Publish” when I think it might help you.