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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.

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Re: Meeting Tokens, for creating time scarcity

These would be fun to have lying around, and funny to use as a reminder to people to get a move on. Just possibly they might work as actual exchange tokens in a small group where everyone knew what they were. But, let's face it, anyone who seriously tried to use these in broader setting as though they were a kind of time-money ... well ... "I paid for my 15 minutes, dammit!" ... "Sorry, to continue I will need another token" ... If someone was really insisting to me that access to them was controlled using these tokens, I'd be tempted to hoard the tokens for a while (or cadge them from others) until I had thirty or forty, and then show up at their office, plonk them on the table and say "OK, let's chat!"




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