I've read three excellent books written by three remarkable women. I was able to immediately connect with them and learn a lot from their book. Even though I had previously lived in Tokyo, I had very little knowledge of many things!
Let everyone else call your idea crazy . . . just keep going. Don’t stop. Don’t even think about stopping until you get there, and don’t give much thought to where “there” is. Whatever comes, just don’t stop.
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.