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.”