The Business Forum Game!!!

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Blackhood, May 20, 2011.

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I made a bet with my roommate this week but I thought this would work as a forum game as well.

    Everyone here has a bit of business acumen, so it could be fun. The task is to make money from nothing.

    Your resources:
    Two employees with 8 hours a day to kill
    £10 or $15 depending on your currency

    Your aim
    To make a profit, however small, at the end of a 5 day stretch.

    How do you use your two staff and your capital to make money?
     


  2. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    I'll kick things off:

    My proposal was:

    Buy £3 worth of fruit concentrate
    Buy £2 worth of plastic cups
    Buy £2 Plastic Jug
    Make a sign advertising free drinks and set up a stall on the local green.

    Due to the reasonable weather we've been having the greens are always covered with people. By making the drinks free people shouldn't feel like we are over-charging for stuff, but by adding a "Voluntary Donations" pot, we should cover the £7 outlay over the course of two or three days.
     


  3. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    $1-buy pen
    $1-buy pad

    write on pad..."Give me money or I will shoot!"

    rob multiple banks...
     


  4. otc

    otc Senior member

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    take $10, buy socks, sell on public transit.

    I am assuming my two employees have their transit paid for with a pre-tax transit benefit....otherwise they may have to sell the first batch outside the train station in order to buy an all day pass.
     


  5. oman

    oman Senior member

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    selling socks on the public transit is kind of a brilliant idea
     


  6. Hank Rearden

    Hank Rearden Senior member

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    Slanging socks on the Greyhound does sound fulfilling.
     


  7. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Make employee 1 fuck employee 2 at gunpoint while throwing singles at them and taunting them. Charge people admission to the show.
     


  8. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Give employee 1 a $15 loan payable in 1 hour, with a 10% compounding interest penalty assessed every hour he is late. Have employee 2 hold him down and restrain him for 8 hours.
     


  9. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Easy.

    1) Use the $15 to buy 100 pills of Ritalin using my prescription card at CVS.
    2) Have underlings re-sell pills at $3 a pill to high school kids.

    -or-

    1) Buy $15 of oregano.
    2) Have underlings re-sell as weed to high school kids.

    -or-

    1) Spend $15 on lunch.
    2) Go hunting.
    3) Sell meat.
     


  10. CouttsClient

    CouttsClient Senior member

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    Why do I have 2 employees with nothing to do for 8hrs a day? I'd fire them immediately.
     


  11. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    This is simple: Hire two easy women, have them go work the corner for hours 8rs each evening, use the $15 to buy my self a Mad Dog 20/20 and enjoy the profits.
     


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