Tesla Motors and Elon Musk are inseparable, but that wasn’t always the case. Elon Musk didn’t actually start Tesla, rather he joined the team a few years after conception of the company. Despite this, Elon is associated as being the visionary behind the organization.
This is a common trend for some of the biggest companies in the world. Think of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, while the founder of the company, did not develop the idea behind it in a vacuum. Rather he received ideas from others around him.
This is indicative of the necessity for collaboration in the start up world. At the Generalist, they’ve decided to start a newsletter highlighting some ideas that might be capitalized on in the near future.