I seem to come across a lot of contemporary thinking along the lines of “good ideas are a dime a dozen.” The corollary to that being that “execution” is the only thing that matters. For what it’s worth, I don’t buy that at all. Try telling that to someone facing the reality that the market doesn’t want to buy the product they worked so hard to bring to market.
You should always be on the hunt for the best information you can get. No, ideas aren’t enough. But they DO matter. And contrary to the “dime a dozen” mantra, it is really hard to come up with breakthrough ideas. You need all the help you can get.