I think I’m a hacker-IA. It’s kinda like a mentat-warrior ;) The thing I just realized this morning is this: if you have the ability to create, so you don’t have to hire programmers, you can try out a lot of things.
If your first idea would be the one that works, you could just hire programmers to do it, and still be profitable.
But it’s usually not. Nobody is that smart. Or I haven’t met them.
So to build something cool, you need to change directions a lot, try stuff out, see what works. And to do that, it really, really helps if you can get stuff done yourself.