THE ENTREPRENEUR BIONICLEToarobot18: Wait. Reverse that.
THE BIONICLE ENTREPRENEUR
Toarobot18: And this time... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...rewritten in Technicolor!
Hakann: *Looking around.* Boy, is it a gloomy day... No explosions, meteorites, hurricanes, invasions, or death... terrible.Street Peddler: I know just your problem. You need a Wiibox3. With the latest in gaming technology, you can have all matter of violence any day!Hakann: REALLY? CAN I HAVE ONE?Street Peddler: Sure, that'll only be 3,333,333,333.33 widgets.Hakann: WHAT?Street Peddler: *Thinking.* Wow, he's stupid. There's no such thing as a Wiibox3. But, I'd like to see how dumb he is...*Speaking.* Yeah, sorry about the high price, it's just the way the gaming system crumbles... Hey, if you can make the money by next January, I'll discount the price to 2,222,222,222.22 widgets. Deal?Hakann: I don't know... do you really think I could make that much?Street Peddler: Oh, yeah, sure. We entrepreneurial people make an easy eight billion in six months! Let alone that petty amount.Hakann: Really? A street peddler?Street Peddler: Oh yeah. Just think, if you ran something bigger, like a restaurant or something, you could get the money to buy hundreds of Wiibox3s in days! And if you melt all those Wiibox3s together in a furnace, the result would be the best gaming system in the world!Hakann: WOW!Street Peddler: Here. Here's 1000 widgets to get you started. Make sure to pay it back within a few milliseconds or I'll start charging interest.Hakann: Don't worry, your money's safe with me! I'll have it payed back before you can even think about interest!Street Peddler: Right, because everybody knows a millisecond is 10 billion seconds, and a few milliseconds gives you over 900 years to pay back! Now run along, and be a good boy!Hakann: Thanks man!Street Peddler: Oh, wait, before you go, could you sign here, here, here, here, here, here, and here?Hakann: What for?Street Peddler: Oh, just to make sure you'll pay me back, and with interest if you owe it. But don't worry, it's really an unnecessary precaution, as you have over 900 years.Hakann: Oh. *He signs the papers.*Well, thanks! When I'm making my quadrillions, I'll remember you!Street Peddler: I'm sure you will my friend, I'm sure you'll remember me for a long time. That's for sure...Hakann: Thanks again! *He walks away down the street.*Hmm, I need a business idea. *He looks around.*Aha!*He reads a nearby sign.*"SUGAR BULA! THE GREAT NEW CEREAL THAT TASTES GOOD, AND IS GOOD FOR YOU! NOW 100% ARTIFICIAL PROTODERMIS FREE! WITH ONE TASTE, THAT SOUR PASTE WILL BE REPLACED! WITH THE SUGARY GOODNESS OF SUGAR BULA!"Wow, that's perfect! I can sell Sugar Bula too, but mine will be better! Because mine will be 100% sugar free!*Ten days later, in a small hut.*Kopaka: So I'm sitting here in your shabby old shack, listening to you explain how you're going to market "sugarless" Sugar Bula cereal, and you're telling me you're going to make quadrillions and I should invest?Hakann: Exactly! Look, it's so obvious. All the worried mommy and daddy toa go down the aisle and see the "Sugar Bula," and they think "Boy, is that terrible for my little matoran. Poor little Galella's teeth would rot out!" And then they see my new product, "Sugar Bula," and they think, "Why there's more of that awful stuff, just in prettier packaging!" But then they look closer, and see the fancy blue label on the box, "Now with no sugar!," and they say, "Wow, that's ingenious!" and buy ten boxes! Isn't it coming to you now?Kopaka: Not really. "Sugar Bula, now with no sugar!" Doesn't that sound a bit strange to you?Hakann: But that's the beauty of it! The mom-toa can just peel off the blue label, and then the matoran will never know the difference!Kopaka: Really? I can tell the difference between sugared and non-sugared cereal, and I'm sure anybody who isn't idiotic like you can too.Hakann: But that's the other beauty of it! There won't be a difference! It'll have sugar, but the moms will never know and the matoran will like it!Kopaka: But what if the moms try it?Hakann: Uh... ...Never mind that! Think how low the production prices would be! Just buy Sugar Bula, paint the box shiny, and stick on the blue label! Then charge a higher price because we say it's "organic." Kopaka: But that's piracy!Hakann: Oh come on, everybody knows Sugar Bula copied the now-defunct Honey Bula company! How could they sue us? We can make millions! Trillions! Quadrillions! Quintillions! Sextillions! Septillions! Octillions! Nonillions! Dec--Kopaka: Good luck with that. When you make a nonillion, call me and my investors up, I'm sure we could invest a bit. Now I'll be going-Hakann: But wait! Think of the money you could make! And you have nothing to loose, I'll back you with my college savings account of one million if we fail!Kopaka: Fine. But if I lose my reputation because of you, you're going to the top of my "next to sue" list.Hakann: Hurray! What about your investing partners?Kopaka: They'd invest too, if you had the money to back them up in your account.Hakann: What account?Kopaka: Your college savings account.Hakann: I have a- oh yeah, right. Yes, I actually have six million in my account, not one. I was being... um... modest.Kopaka: Okay. Me and five of my friends will each invest one million in to your business.Hakann: YES! I'M RICH! I'M A MILLIONAIRE! YAY!Kopaka: Okay... see you next week, I guess.Yes, it seems like all is going well for Hakann's future business. But many problems lay ahead. Find out more in the next chapter of... The Bionicle Entrepreneur!
Edited by Toarobot18, Apr 02 2012 - 11:41 AM.