Why I work to prototype ideas – C2B

By rickColosimo / February 9, 2009 /

A recent NYT Bits post describes Genius Rocket, a website that fits my early recognition of C2B (customer to business) business models as a likely future for the Internet. The first incarnation of thoughtstorm.com was for a business that, in modern terms, facilitated the crowdsourcing of advertising ideas for companies and ad agencies looking for…

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Zero-based exercise – stand on the subway

By rickColosimo / February 7, 2009 /

The next zero-based exercise tip takes no time and close to no effort. When riding the subway or a bus for a reasonable distance, stand rather than sit. Our bodies use 17% (I’ll find a reference soon) more calories standing rather than sitting. That may not be a lot, but for zero effort, it’s great!…

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Zero-based exercise/diet tip series

By rickColosimo / February 7, 2009 /

The zero-time exercise series is a set of short tips on ways to exercise or diet that either cost nothing or take no time. The first tip reflects something I’ve seen only in New York City, and not in any other city in the US or elsewhere: walking up escalators. Sure, walking up the escalator…

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Zero-effort time-saver: sugar packets

By rickColosimo / February 7, 2009 /

The “zero-effort” time-saver series is a collection of short tips that I actually use to save time and be more productive. The key is things that are actually useful, cost basically nothing, and don’t take huge amounts of effort to implement. First up: tear your sugar packets along the long side rather than the short…

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