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Meeting Tokens, for creating time scarcity

My pal, Mike Monteiro, is making good on his idea to try giving his team Meeting Tokens.

'Meeting Tokens' by Mike Monteiro

Previously mentioned in this post about re-creating scarcity and, in more detail, in my IDEO talk.

Can't wait to hear how it goes. I love me some scarcity.

Update, 2007-10-19 10:18 PT: Mike says he's going to produce these as handsome wooden tokens that will soon be available for sale in sets on the Mule Feed Store.

Update 2007-10-20 14:52 PT: Mike adds "The Red Merlin" to the mix.

Each bag of meeting tokens will include ONE Red Merlin. It's up to you to decide how it gets in someone's hands.

Playing the Red Merlin ends ANY meeting on the spot. No questions. (Beware of retaliation though; play it to make allies, not to make enemies.)

I'm honored.

kongjie's picture

Phrases in fashion that must be eliminated

  1. "I love me some..."

  2. Most uses of "goodness," as in "...gotta get me some of that [insert tech noun here] goodness..."

Thanks for your cooperation.




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