Saturday, August 30, 2008

And it started with a red paper clip

I don't know how many of you have heard this story but since it's a few years old, I'm guessing many of you are probably familiar with it. It's about a guy named Kyle MacDonald who, on a whim, posted on his website that he'd trade a simple red paper clip for anything. Two young ladies took him up on it and traded it for a fish pen. This guy kept trading everything up....until, within a year, he'd managed to work that first trade all the way up to a HOUSE.

It makes me wonder if any of you out there would like to start a "trade" just to see what we end up with. If you're interested, chime in here.

If you'd like to read MacDonald's story, visit him at

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