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May 1, 2008

Blog: One Red Paperclip

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One Red Paperclip

This is awesome! I heard about this story a long time ago and forgot about it until just now when I stumbled upon the official website/blog.

The basic story is that this guy started with a single red paperclip. His goal was to keep trading it for better and better things until he eventually acquired “a house, or an island, or a house in the islands.” The crazy thing is that he actually did it. It only took him 14 trades too. Ridiculous.

Click the link above and then click one of the items pictured below the title. Clicking each item will give you the story of how he traded for it. Not so much great writing here, just a ridiculously awesome story. Like so many other great ideas, you only think of it once someone else does it. Damnit.

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