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Thanks Phil, Ankesh
Phil: Thanks for the links to the "old" Sowpub Thread. I have to take a look at those interviews regarding local search and PPC.
I like what you said in your post though.
"You just Never know what type of Products and Services some People might be willing to pay for"
Too many people, (myself included...sometimes) will not even make an offer or run a test on some of their ideas because they have the attitude/belief which says "Nobody would buy this"..."Trust Me I know because IIIII wouldn't buy this".
So they don't even try!
The potential cause could be "Intelligent Arrogance", "Ego" or just plain fear of making a mistake.
Those causes stop a lot of people from trying something or putting an offer out there because it's "TOO Silly"..."Nobody would ever buy this ".
Thus a sale could NEVER be made, and a business Never started.
Then comes the HighSchool Drop Out that "others" consider "less intelligent" but he Tries Anything.
He has no hangups about "Looking Silly" or appearing stupid, because all his Academic life, this was what people may have said anyways.
He let's The Customer tell him whether his idea is valid or not, he does not Stop himself prematurely.
Oh well...His loss, their win.
Ankesh: Thanks for the example of the postal service over in India.
And fr.ee Cellphones by google?
What will they think of next.
It makes me wonder, after All of the examples from Phil, Yourself and Dien.
Almost any Expense item
Phone, Webhosting, Webpage, Car?, house? etc. etc. could be Sponsored or Subsidized by advertising of some kind.
There was a story on Oprah that I had recorded on VHS, of a couple that had their own Fairy Tale Wedding where they paid for nothing.
Everything was tactfully sponsored by businesses.
Everything from napkins, to catering was sponsored. With little discreet Tags or advertisements from the company that provided the service.
Now THAT is innovative.
Also noticed when I worked in the Hotels many ages ago, that famous celebrities or "The rich ie. Presidents of Banks" barely paid for anything.
The businesses were so happy just to be associated with them. The stars got TOP services for fr.ee.
Limo Service...On the house
Tailor ... special pricing..."Just let me take your picture and put it up"
I'm straying a little from the original google April Fools thread...
but it's certainly worth thinking about isn't it :->
Who wouldn't want fr.ee stuff LOL
Me: TRUE GENIUS BEGINS, WHERE TRADITIONAL THINKING ENDS
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