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Twentysomethings’ Business Ideas Meeting Deemed a Success

Mark Jones and Gabe Lamont lounge on the futon at Lamont's place as John Baxter explains his
Nigel Jones | The Naked Loon↑ click to enlarge ↑Mark Jones and Gabe Lamont lounge on the futon at Lamont's place as John Baxter explains his "internet pirate dating" business idea.

Gainfully employed twentysomething Mark Jones reported Tuesday that last night’s business ideas meeting with five of his friends at McCormick & Schmick’s was “definitely a rousing success.”

The meeting was initiated by an email from Jones to six of his former college friends with the subject line “let’s all quit and get rich.” Although the six men aged twenty-six to twenty-nine are all gainfully employed, making $60-$90,000 a year, the suggestion was met with great enthusiasm.

“It’s like, who doesn’t want to stick it to the man, and strike it out on their own,” said Gabe Lamont, 27, currently employed as a software engineer for Amazon.com.

As they chatted over nachos and beer, a number of methods were floated for making millions of dollars. Color-coded towels, electro-shock alarm clocks, and latte consulting were among the potential business ideas discussed.

“All we need is one great idea,” explained John Baxter, 26, an accountant for Boeing. “This is a pretty creative and talented group of guys, so I’m sure we’ll come up with something.”

While the informal dinner did not result in a business plan, a timeline, or any particularly promising ideas, the meeting was generally considered a success. After dinner, the group headed back to Lamont’s condo and continued to throw around ideas.

“We got the ball rolling last night,” said Jones. “Starting the conversation is the most important part, I think. Riches and independence are just around the corner.”

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3 Comments on “Twentysomethings’ Business Ideas Meeting Deemed a Success”

  1. I am inspired by this story, I hope that my friends and I can come up with ideas that are this good. I also aspire to the same level of inaction. First step idea, second step dinner, third step PROFIT! All three steps!

  2. I would totally buy an electro-shock alarm clock, although based on prior alarm clock experiments, I would learn to sleep through it within 2-3 weeks.

    Pirate dating seems to hold promise, too.

    Inspired: Don’t forget about step 2.5… Beer!

  3. Well, they could set up their own website to sell highly concentrated laundry detergent and other household items to their friends and relatives — oh wait, I think somebody may have already thought of that (sigh) . . .

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