From: Antoun Nabhan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 09:25:11 PDT
At 04:48 PM 7/11/00 -0500, you wrote:
>After downloading a small multi-platform client module, a startup's
>business plan will be uploaded to the Purposa servers, which will use
>patented expert-driven algorithms (*) to ascertain if the startup is
>wasting its time pursuing an idea that smarter, better-funded,
>more-disciplined teams have already nailed.
This is spookily reminiscent of an idea that a friend of mine attempted to
get submitted to the MIT 50K business plan competition: a B2B (or perhaps
FC2B, fuckedcompany2B) exchange for failed business plans. The notion was
that there were a lot of plans out there that reflected lots of market
research & thought but were usually attached to the wrong team or whatnot,
and what a small group of determined-but-unqualified people couldn't do,
some large companies could, so that the Fortune 500 would make
micropayments money for the ideas, pretty slides, and educated swags.
Oh, nevermind. Suffice it to say that truth is stranger than fiction when
it comes to business ideas that people have dreamed up.
BTW, if anyone out there is looking for a job programming bioinformatics,
my company is emphatically hiring.
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