We are good at coming up with ideas and solving problems. That's what makes us different from any other species on the planet. Sure, our solution to a problem often creates new and more complex problems. But that's how jobs are created. Most of the interesting jobs today are about finding solutions to other people's problems. So, the question becomes: What's the processing power of your brain worth? What's an idea worth?
- Amazon's Mechanical Turk aims to harness the problem solving power of the human brain. Their offer: "Complete simple tasks that people do better than computers. Choose from thousands of tasks, control when you work, and decide how much you earn."
- At openad.net you can buy and sell advertising ideas. With a distributed network of talented, creative problem solvers will there still be a need for brick-and-mortar traditional ad agencies that are owned by holding companies?
- Here are some interesting ideas and solutions to problems (some of which, I didn't know I have) in the form of Web2.0 at "The complete Web2.0 directory."