Category: think

A different kind of Initial Coin Offering

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I have 2,500 in shinny new $1 coins that I need to get rid of. I want to give them to you… if you can come up with some way to creatively use them.

You have until midnight December 31st to tell me your idea. The winner will be announced on New Year’s Day. If you win, you will have 30 days to come pick up the cash in NYC.

Some facts about the coins:

  • 100 rolls of $25 each
  • Weigh almost 50 pounds
  • Stacked like flapjacks would make a tower more than 16 feet tall
  • Laid edge-to-edge would stretch father than a city block

I am looking for a project that:

  • uses the coins as coins rather than money
  • can be completed quickly and decisively
  • is a concrete plan of action rather than an abstract concept
  • will make people say “That is amazing”.

I’ve intentionally avoided adding rules to encourage wild and unexpected creativity.  I’m looking forward to see what you come up with!

Tweet your entry to @ico_irl

Website is at https://ico-irl.com.

Pass this on to anyone you know who might have been waiting for an opportunity like this to do something amazing!

-josh

Marketizing Zipcar

There are normally lots of Zipcars near me, but looking at Thanksgiving day things look pretty bleak…

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If I want a Zipcar on Thanksgiving, my only option is to wait and hope someone cancels their existing reservation (which for other reasons will all likely happen 3 hours and 1 minute before the reservation start times).

Maybe a little marketization could fix this problem and make everyone better off….

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The Most Ironic Chinese Counterfeit Fail Ever

What do you do when you see a Chinese seller pop-up on Amazon selling a product for less than it costs just to make it? You order one and wait to see what comes!

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Can you figure out how anyone could sell and ship a non-copyable product for less than the manufactured cost? Oh, the sublime irony of what actually showed up!…

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When to Lie

 

Question #1

Your grandma has Alzheimer’s disease. This morning she woke up and could not find her husband. He died 5 years ago. If you tell her, she will be sad and upset… at least until she wakes up again tomorrow. Should you lie?

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trumpWap – Make the web great again

Remember when almost every image on the internet was trump?

With trumpWAP, we can make the web great again. This is huge.

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Plug in the trumpWap and on day-1 you’ll get between 20% and 90% more trump (depending on your browsing habits). It’s that simple.

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Continue reading for more examples of trumped up websites & apps, a perfunctory video demonstration, and info on getting your own trumpWAP!

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