I am so impressed. Kyle is my hero.
For those of you who haven’t heard about this, this cat named Kyle over at oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com had decided to see if he could work the power of bartering and the alternative consumer ecosystem (this is where I send some personal love to my own favorite Craig’s List staffers, Emerson and Laura) to turn a red paper clip into a house within a year. He kept trading up (paper clip for pen, pen for…etc) and trading up until… he did it. Kyle not only managed to get himself a house, but to get himself a house in Canada. For the price of one red paperclip.
It’s a fantastic story, and muchly inspiring to others, I hope. At the very least, the site is a good read.