Craziest idea that worked

Growing entrepreneurial skills can mean flexing your creativity and finding unique solutions to current problems. 

So tell us, what is the craziest idea you had or that someone else had that actually worked? Or an idea that seemed crazy at first, but was actually very good?

  • What was the idea?
  • What happened to bring the idea about?
  • If it was another's idea, why do you like it/remember it?

Please share below and have a good chuckle at some of the craziest ideas in our lives and in the world that ACTUALLY worked! 

Parents
  • Moving to Phoenix on a whim and job offer with no guarantee of permanency. I had literally spent every day for three weeks after being let go from my previous job going to the library to work on a grad school application for a program in Japan and spent lunches at the cathedral in prayer. I had submitted a resume to a former employer on a whim, not expecting anything in response.

    No sooner had I sealed the envelope to send my documents over to Japan than my phone rang on a Friday afternoon asking if I could be in Phoenix on Monday to start work. I had to decide, literally on the spot, whether to accept the job offer and move all the way across the country to a place I did not know. Little did I know that, in hindsight, that move was probably one of the best things in my life. Being able to run with that crazy idea of moving with no safety net was really trying for me, but in the end I found one of my passions (that I'm gettind a PhD in now!), met an amazing woman who would become my wife, and made a lot of lasting friends with unforgettable memories along the way. All because, in that split second over the phone, I said 'yes' to an idea that was totally crazy and would have never crossed my mind otherwise.

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  • Moving to Phoenix on a whim and job offer with no guarantee of permanency. I had literally spent every day for three weeks after being let go from my previous job going to the library to work on a grad school application for a program in Japan and spent lunches at the cathedral in prayer. I had submitted a resume to a former employer on a whim, not expecting anything in response.

    No sooner had I sealed the envelope to send my documents over to Japan than my phone rang on a Friday afternoon asking if I could be in Phoenix on Monday to start work. I had to decide, literally on the spot, whether to accept the job offer and move all the way across the country to a place I did not know. Little did I know that, in hindsight, that move was probably one of the best things in my life. Being able to run with that crazy idea of moving with no safety net was really trying for me, but in the end I found one of my passions (that I'm gettind a PhD in now!), met an amazing woman who would become my wife, and made a lot of lasting friends with unforgettable memories along the way. All because, in that split second over the phone, I said 'yes' to an idea that was totally crazy and would have never crossed my mind otherwise.

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