Wednesday, April 19, 2006

One Red Paper Clip

Here is the latest in the ongoing story of a guy who had a dream and set out to make it happen. Just like Srila Prabhupada had the dream to follow the order of his guru to take Krishna to the West. He wrote a book, then parlayed that into a ticket to America and a sponsorship where he arrived with a bundle of foodstuffs, some books, and little else. By faith and perseverance, he then went from merely being in America to, well, most of you already know the story.

I am posting about the red paper clip to show that no matter who or where you are, an opportunity always exists.

The "One Red Paper Clip" blog.

"My name is Kyle MacDonald and I am trying to trade one red paperclip for a house. I started with one red paperclip on July 12th, 2005 and I am making a series of trades for bigger or better things. My current item up for trade is one year in Phoenix. Do you want one year of FREE rent in Phoenix?... You can see the current offers here. I live in Montreal Canada but will go anywhere in the world for the right offer..."

Man Bartering for a House on the Web

(an article by ABC News)

"Kyle MacDonald had a red paper clip and a dream: Could he use the community power of the Internet to barter that paper clip for something better, and trade that thing for something else and so on and so on until he had a house?

After a cross-continental trading trek involving a fish-shaped pen, a town named Yahk and the Web's astonishing ability to bestow celebrity, MacDonald is getting close. He's up to one year's free rent on a house in Phoenix..."


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