what i needed in high school….

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January 15, 2009 by juniorannex

….was incentive.   These guys have invented something even I would invest in.  Go public young men, go public…..

One Sunday afternoon, Steven and I were sharing ideas, and I mentioned to him that I had an exam the following day and that if I were to study I was sure to get an A. But I was enjoying my Sunday afternoon, and I made it clear to him that I had no intention of studying. That’s when, in order to provide me with motivation, we made the following agreement: If I got an A on the exam, he would give me $100, and if I didn’t get an A, I would give him $20. We thought every student would like this type of motivation, therefore, we established Ultrinsic Motivator Inc.

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2 thoughts on “what i needed in high school….

  1. I’d invest in that. I mean, there has to be far more people out there who don’t study / do well. If they were “members” then I’d take their $20, and so long as I didn’t pay out too many $100’s…I’d be okay. Surely this sort of thing would work in university where grades are distributed across the bell curve.

  2. Gordo says:

    What a great idea! The importance of a bit of incentive should never be underestimated.

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron'scruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C.S. Lewis

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