Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One Red Paperclip

Everyone must know by now about Kyle MacDonald, the Canadian man who hit the Internet by storm last year.

Perhaps his name will mean more if I mention that it all began with one red paperclip.

I've just finished reading the paperback book he wrote that documents how he traded one red paperclip for a three bedroom house.

What a wonderful story it is! It shows, above all, that no matter how cynical we have all become in this often unpleasant world, there is room for wild ideas that sweep all before them.

Kyle MacDonald's success isn't something that can be directly repeated. That's not the point at all. But it does show that crazy, positive, fun ideas can still pop up when you least expect them.

What will your one red paperclip idea be?

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