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Idea #26: Epic timelapse of future history

I recently posted on Amazing Stuff an exhibition of photographs depicting how places around the world have changed over time.

Putting this together I discovered that it’s surprisingly difficult to find photos of the same location, taken decades apart. Naturally, the problem is finding the older photographs – if you were one of the […]

Idea #24: Anarcho-capitalist spider silk production

Every spider is like a miniature gold mine, but far from exploiting them for all they’re worth as is the norm for our species, most people seem barely interested in the creatures, preferring to spend time going to work and watching TV. Not I. I have spent hours crafting an obscenely profitable business plan to reduce yet another wonder of the natural world to a means of value and wealth production. I must be sick to give these ideas away. […]

Idea #23: Make Me This

If Karl Marx could have invented eBay, what would it be like? If you could invent a refrigerated sandwich box, how will you cope with knowing that you never did? This is the best idea I’ve ever had, with the possible exception of some others. […]

Idea #21: Selling vuvuzelas

At some points in your life, you know there is a bullish business opportunity just waiting to be taken by the horns. At other points, you feel disgusted with yourself for going against your inner moral code. When these two points coincide, you are on the verge of selling vuvuzelas. […]

Idea #20: Digital will

Death comes to us all. Why not make a bit of money out of it, you scumbag? No, no, no… you’re providing a service… it’s a service… […]

Idea #19: Bio fashion

The leaf. Fragile, yet resilient. Fascinating, yet boring. Ubiquitous, yet oft overlooked. As it relates to bio fashion, however, we can skirt the issue no longer – let the bridal march ring out on nature’s photosynthesiser, and / or read this idea if you are a girl. […]

Idea #18: Blind music festival

I’m not blind and neither are you, but wouldn’t it be good to pretend we were and go to a music festival? That’s a key feature of this idea, but you’re missing some important details so have a read to fill yourself in… […]

Idea #17: The Walking Advert

Since we were on the theme of advertising in Idea #2, I thought I’d continue 15 ideas later with another idea designed to harness businesses’ lust for exposure: make yourself into a walking advert.

“Ha!” I can hear you saying, “Sell out!” But hold your tongue a minute. You have sold out yourself and got […]

Idea #16: The Best Person in the World

The best singer, the best dancer, the fastest runner, the best at business – can’t we just stop beating about the bush and find out who is the ultimate and best person in the world? I’ve got plenty ideas about who it’s not (Simon Cowell), but unfortunately precious little evidence as to who it, in fact, is. Read this and find out (how to find out)… […]

Idea #15: Sell surprises

Whenever I go out into the world, my consciousness – my soul – finds itself squashed at the bottom of a “Pile on!” of options. Like a lot of other people, I would pay to have this weight of decision taken off my mind. Can no-one other than Father Christmas make a business out of surprises? […]