Cube39 – Open Trade Solutions

Trade is a basic idea of exchanging something you want to have less for something you wish to have more. Don Boudreaux in a Cato Institute daily podcast presented Trade Deficit Delusions , but the cube today is a little more focused on two topics:

  • should you work on getting more people involved & what happens when you do
  • how Athens became a large city in a short time & what that means to our society

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How are you getting others, either paid or not paid, to help with your cause?
  2. Have you done anything to help others build their dreams recently?

 

Cube27 – Find The Right Price

Middlemen are often condemned in our society. Are you a middleman? Should you use more middlemen in your life?

This cube features a story by Russ Roberts & Mike Munger in the EconTalk episode titled Munger on Middlemen.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How do you value your time?
  2. If you act in good faith & someone purchases something from you for more than you would … is that a win-win?
  3. Who are you a middleman to? Should you become a middleman to someone?
  4. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?

Cube0018 – What Do You Do?

Most people confuse the method of medium for the message or value provided.

This cube comes from This Week in Tech 290 and mostly features Leo Laporte & Om Malik talking about differences between the method for delivering value, and the value that is provided.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. What value does the character in the image provide at the Renaissance Festival?
  2. What real value do you provide to your clients, friends, organization you volunteer for?
  3. … what questions came to your mind?