Free Ideas Archive

Idea: Game Mechanics for Businesses

Image by inju via Flickr In my last post I talked about how I would openly share some of my ideas. This is one of those half-baked ideas and like all of my ideas, it was cobbled together from a number of conversations I’ve had with a number of people. Over the past year and in very infrequent intervals, I’ve been thinking about how a …

Monetizing YouTube and the Viral Effect

We used to live in what I will call a Media Dictatorship. A Media Dictatorship is a world where content is created by a few dictators (media companies), and as a result, those few dictators are able to charge a premium to advertisers for access to the eyeballs and ears of the people watching that premium content. This process is called television, radio, print, magazines, …

Become Rich: Made in China. As Seen on TV.

Image via Wikipedia We’ve all had these moments: “Hey, Wouldn’t it be cool if we made….” “I’ve got a really great idea. We should make…” “Dude, This is genius. We are going to make….” If you’ve recently had one of those light bulb, Velcro, post-it note, window in envelope idea moments, now is the time to make it and sell it. Here’s how: MADE IN …

The University of Nothing

I’m founding a school called the University of Nothing. This is a school that teaches no subject matter directly. Instead, this university will teach you how to learn, and while learning how to learn, you will indirectly learn something else. My past 4 years in college, I’ve learned by a process that I will call cram-sorption learning. Information is given to you (for the most …

My version of IBM’s new supercomputing initiative

IBM has recently announced “a next-generation version of its Cell processor, the first specifically geared for computer servers.” The PowerXCell 8i will drive the Road Runner system now under test at Los Alamos National Labs to see if it can become the world’s first supercomputer to deliver sustained petaflops performance. Besides cracking the petaflops barrier, IBM hopes hundreds of users will decide to plug into …