Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paying it Forward in a Different Way

I'm not sure how the following fits into mission, but I have a suspicion that there's a seed of an idea here:

Located inside the Urban Design Center Kashiwa-no-ha (in Kashiwa, Japan), the Ogori cafe looks innocuous enough, but holds a surprise in store for its patrons. In a nutshell, you get what the person before you ordered, and the next person gets what you ordered. Thus, if you’re in on the game, you can choose to be either a generous benefactor, and treat those that come after you – or try your luck at being cheap. Either way, it’s an interesting experiment that explores surprise, kindness and encourages interactions.

You can read the rest of the story here.

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