In the thread on IA vs. AI Den Otter & Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > As a matter of fact, you've mentioned on several occasions that
> > you have "thousands" of potentially lucrative ideas. I'm certainly
> > interested in a relatively easy, low budget way to make lots of
> > money. So, how about this: if you can give me something that
> > works, I'll give you 50% of all profits.
> Well, I certainly wouldn't give an idea like that away to someone
> inexperienced enough to think 50% is a fair share! 5% would be damned
> generous to someone who only came up with the idea, no matter how
> brilliant it was! Do you have any idea how much work it is to start a
> corporation, even a "relatively easy", "low budget" one?
> If you're interested in entrepreneuring, I suggest checking out "Inc.
> Online" and "Red Herring". That's inc.com and redherring.com.
I have made myself quite wealthy through entrepreneural efforts and investing and would be very interested in working with anyone in this group who has an idea or project of business merit.
Eliezer is correct that ideas are a dime a dozen in there raw form but it is also true that if handled properly a fair percentage can be made to produce profits and benifits beyond money. Both the idea person and the person that helps convert the idea to a business or product can develope a nice comfortable stream of income given even a few average hits. One golden product can set someone up for a very large windfall.
Any interested parties can contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope I haven't offended anyone with this off topic post.