How’d you like a million dollar idea for just $5? Sound too good to be true? Not if Jim Kukral has
anything to say about it.
Jimmy Five Bucks (as I call him) reminds me of one of those web scam artists who offer to deposit a large sum of money in your bank account. All you have to do in return is pay some incidental upfront costs and, voila, you’ll be an instant millionaire. And, all Jimmy needs to get his creative juices flowing and make you a millionaire is $5. Such a deal!
To his credit, Kukral does promise to return your $5 if he doesn’t deliver.
But, he’s not getting my $5. That’s because, in the spirit of our great, free enterprise system, I’m going to undercut him.
That’s right. Starting today, I’m introducing the $4 RepMan challenge. Send me $4 and I’ll give you a million-dollar idea in exchange. Just think what you can do with that extra buck! In fact, if you send me four dollars a day for a full year, you’ll have saved $365! Man, oh man.
You want to know my million-dollar idea credentials before sending me your moola? Fine. Check this out:
– I came up with the name Peppercom for our firm (PR Week called that a million dollar idea when they profiled us back in 2000. Put that in your $5 pipe and smoke it, Jimmy.)
– MSL’s Petey Harris and I came up with an idea for an online learning site that helped attract a million dollar client to the then nascent Peppercom. The same idea has since been dusted off multiple times and used for many subsequent clients. Ka-ching.
– I came up with the name for my wife’s personal fitness company, FitBitch. She hasn’t turned it into a million dollar business yet. But, the name’s worth a million dollars. I guarantee it.
Forget about Jimmy Five Bucks. Nobody beats the Rep! I’ll give you a million dollar idea for just $4!
And, I’m flexible. You can send me the $4 in a check, money order, rolls of quarters. I don’t care. In fact, it doesn’t matter at all. Why? Because I’m not returning your damn money. If you’re dumb enough to send it, I’m smart enough to save it.
Nobody beats the Rep!
Thanks Goose. That was a million dollar idea.
hey, i came up with your peppercom holiday card slogan…”you’ve got to admit it’s getting better…” a la sgt. pepper
thats a $2mil idea!
oh our family is creative
Back off, Donna. I was pitching the name to Angie back in the 1990s. You want a piece of me?
Pardon me Steve, but I came up with the FitBitch idea in your wife’s class when we were discussing the book club. If you want to market it, I will want a licensing arrangement. Donna (one of those FitBitches!)
Ha. Nice, Jim. And, good luck with the business model. Also, be advised that, if you lower your price to $4, I’ll go to $3. Nobody beats the Rep!
Jimmy Five Bucks is my mob name now!