Last night at Toastmasters, one person spoke about their motorcycle breaking down in an off-road desolate area of Florida. Not knowing what to do, he sat down and meditated. The next thing he knows, somebody pulls up with a motorcycle manual and repairs his motorcycle.
Then, someone gave a speech on Kyle MacDonald and his trading timeline. Kyle started with a red paper clip and ended up with a house. The speech was about the power of bartering.
Here was Kyle's experience:
On July 14, 2005, Kyle went to Vancouver and traded the paperclip for a fish-shaped pen.
He then traded the pen the same day for a hand-sculpted doorknob from Seattle, Washington, which he nicknamed "Knob-T".
On July 25, 2005, he traveled to Amherst, Massachusetts, with a friend to trade the Knob-T for a Coleman camp stove (with fuel).
On September 24, 2005, he went to San Clemente, California, and traded the camp stove for a Honda generator.
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