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One Red Paperclip By Kyle MacDonald

One Red Paperclip
by Kyle MacDonald

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Kyle MacDonald wanted his own house. The problem was he didn't have a job and he didn't have any money. Thinking back to his childhood he remembered the game he loved to play 'Bigger and Better'. It was a way of trading your old stuff to get bigger and better new stuff. This got Kyle thinking.
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One Red Paperclip: How a Small Piece of Stationery Turned into a Great Big Adventure by Kyle MacDonald

A red paperclip is currently sitting on my desk next to my computer. I want to trade this paperclip with you for something bigger or better, maybe a pen, a spoon, or perhaps a boot. If you promise to make the trade I will come and visit you, wherever you are, to trade. So, if you have something bigger or better than a red paperclip, email me. Hope to trade with you soon! Kyle PS: I'm going to make a continuous chain of 'up trades' for bigger or better things until I get a house. Kyle MacDonald wanted his own house. The problem was he didn't have a job and he didn't have any money. Thinking back to his childhood he remembered the game he loved to play 'Bigger and Better'. It was a way of trading your old stuff to get bigger and better new stuff. Legend had it, some people managed to trade an old biro for a brand new car! This got Kyle thinking. If that kind of entrepreneurial spirit could turn tiny objects into big ones, then why not try trading up to a house? And then he saw it. One red paperclip, sitting on his desk, holding the pages of his CV together, ready to go out into the world and help him find the job that would eventually get him a house. But that didn't sound nearly as much fun as trading. So he wrote an internet advert hoping to trade one red paperclip. Suddenly his inbox was full of responses. The trading had begun. Did he get the house? You'll have to read his story to find out. He certainly did a lot of trades and met a lot of interesting people, including Alice Cooper. One small paperclip was to be the beginning of a great big adventure.

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About Kyle MacDonald


My name is Kyle MacDonald. I was born on October 3, 1979 in Montreal, Canada. Since the day I was born, I've done lots of things. I climbed trees, made friends and traveled. I like to do things. Doing things is awesome. More than one million people have visited my website oneredpaperclip.com. I do an average of ten radio interviews a week. I don't have a publicist. I've never submitted a press release or called a single radio station. It's all happened by word of mouth.

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GOR000994825
One Red Paperclip: How a Small Piece of Stationery Turned into a Great Big Adventure by Kyle MacDonald
Kyle MacDonald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2007-06-28
320
0091914523
9780091914523
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.