There is a new show Saturdays at 4 PM on Washington’s top-rated station, WAMU 88.5, all about people coming up with ideas to solve problems. http://wamu.org/programs/bigfix You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org and suggest that Major League Baseball market Gehrig jerseys to raise money for ALS. I guarantee that this idea will get on the air…because [...]Read Full Post
Archive for the ‘Ideas’ Category
Time Magazine fondly recalled our penny protest in Concord in last week’s issue
It wasn’t the lead story but, hey, it was three years ago and people still remember it.
For those of you new to the blog, a number of merchants refused to accept pennies at all, agreeing to round transactions down to the nearest nickel, [...]
Lots has been written about the recent report that pennies now cost 2.4 cents apiece to make. The “solution” to this problem ? The government is exploring the use of cheaper metals. Washington dare not phase them out altogether because to do so would invite protests that retailers would round up to the nearest nickel, [...]Read Full Post
OK, folks, to paraphrase the immortal words of the great philosopher Humphrey Bogart, the problems of 6,479 little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. (Hopefully that number will rise too, though I suspect it will fall at first. Some of us in this ALS support group are actually dying.)
The first return-to-our-roots policy idea is “Pay Cash - Save Cash.” By way of background, if you’ve been following the news (or reading your bank statements) you know that banks are going to be collecting monthly debit card fees from customers instead of charging retailers a “haircut.”
This “haircut” was a nuisance fee that most retailers [...]
Why the Heck started out as an idea-generation website, where only ideas that benefit everyone and hurt no one are offered, the idea-generation equivalent of losing weight on a diet of ice cream.
The Gehrig Jersey idea was a perfect example of that. However, we have many other ideas that we will post, as we await a [...]
Dear Gehrig Jersey Nation,
In business, few things are more frustrating that not being able to convince someone to act in their own best interest. That is exactly what happened here with CMG. They could have made money on these jerseys AND gotten positive PR. (There is always the added benefit of “doing the right thing” but that [...]
The folks we work with at www.vfc.com — the company that owns the Majestic athleticwear line of which this would have been a part — have pretty much told us that CMG, from whom they get their licensing rights, is passing on this.
The guy we work with at Majestic couldn’t have been nicer about it. He understands [...]
This is just a posting to say that there is no posting. But there should be some good news to report next week.Read Full Post
The good news is that we have approvals from everyone involved to create the jersey for us, including the website order page to allow us to customize the jerseys in honor (or, unfortunately, remembrance) of those for whom we are wearing them.
The bad news is that the folks who are making the jerseys (Majestic) need [...]