The return of Simplicity

The return of Simplicity

By Rajesh Setty on Tue 30 May 2006, 3:06 PM – 3 Comments

Initial inspiration for this – of course from my hero Seth Godin (post: 332 is boring)

First, came the Million Dollar Home Page experiment (advertise for $1/pixel) – which is totally sold out by the way.

Now comes, the 1000 Paintings for sale business where paintings of numbers 1 to 1000 are being sold. Who will buy? Don’t know but 216 of them are already sold. The price keeps increasing by 10% every time 100 paintings are sold. That’s the motivation for someone to buy quickly (in case they are interested to buy them in the first place.)

The ideas are simple and I am sure becasue of the ease with which they will be replicated, they WILL be replicated by fast followers. However, the initial person WILL make a huge fortune. Now that the idea is out, it looks very simple and obvious.

The key observation is that in order to make money, all you need to have is a simple idea executed brilliantly. Make it worth talking and people will talk about it. You don’t need to spend any marketing dollars.

Life is really fun, isn’t it?


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Anonymous  on May 30th, 2006

Man, I love to see projects like that take off. It’s a great idea and reminds me of the 2000Bricks project, which is also starting to gain some traction.

Anonymous  on May 31st, 2006

Thanks Brian. Sounds like an interesting idea too.Hats off to the creativity of these people. Web is really something :)



Anonymous  on December 19th, 2006

Dear Rajesh, thought you might like this idea even better:

Hang a piece of Caribbean sand on your wall. Numbered 1-1000

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