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What if you could trade a paperclip for a house? | Kyle MacDonald | TEDxVienna

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Kyle MacDonald details just exactly how he traded up from one red paperclip to a house, in only a year! It's an unlikely and amazing journey with lots of surprises along the way. More information on http://www.tedxvienna.at Kyle MacDonald started with a red paperclip and traded it for a pen. Then traded the pen for a doorknob. And so on! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Al McKlive (1 час назад)
Someone in Hollywood needs to make a movie about this guy's life experiences of trading things. Starting Seth Rogen -Btw this guy incidentally kinda looks like Seth Rogen and he happens to be Canadian as well. haha What are the odds, it's meant to be. I'd watch that, provided a good story for the film.
what the shit (2 часа назад)
lol, my name’s Karina. What’s the movie called?
Manas Gupta (3 часа назад)
looks down at the desk sees a Red paperclip* Dreams of a mansion
Some Random Banana (3 часа назад)
Love this guy’s name *kyle macdonald*
Tyler Nope (4 часа назад)
This was fake.
Benjamin Alicea (5 часов назад)
You're all idiots if you believe this is how the world works.
Amber Lema (5 часов назад)
Ethan Yakhin (8 часов назад)
all his traveling cost him so much probably
diskthegamer 1234 (9 часов назад)
It seems like some of the people got ripped of in the trade
Mariah Henderson (11 часов назад)
Why are his shoes two different colors?
- Minus - (12 часов назад)
Yo! I used to live by Kipling Saskatchewan!!!
Kan Zimmerman (13 часов назад)
I don't wanna doubt the authenticity of these trades, but things started to get out of hand with the camping stove for the generator and the beer for the snowbile. There's no way someone sane would just trade those straight up without at least some cash considerations to make up for it. There are parts of the story he is not .
Baelica :P (13 часов назад)
This story is so amazing
Harry McRae (14 часов назад)
I’ll trade something right now!
Joshua Blanco (17 часов назад)
this mutha fucka is a hustler
Justin Y. (18 часов назад)
when will ted ever come on stage
LASZLO HOLICKY (20 часов назад)
blackmailed a national news company, it's a long story
JUDGE MENTHOL (22 часа назад)
Worth watching the whole video just for his line at the end. Very inspirational
Georgia Barbz (1 день назад)
*Me* buys a bunch of paper clips
KING Ja Mes (1 день назад)
I once traded my cookies, for a kiss, from a girl in junior high. Now I have a kid with her.
jayarbuddah (1 день назад)
I once traded $20 for some coke.
kingrawrasaurus (1 день назад)
*An afternoon with Alice cooper.* WHERE'S A RED PAPER CLIP?!?!
MidnightZ7 (1 день назад)
I’ve been wanting to look this story up, instead this video just falls into my lap 🤔 hmmm... a sign? Or is it just google stalking me again?
Steþhan (1 день назад)
Dwight Schrute traded a pin all the way up to a telescope
Fern F (1 день назад)
This is the definition of what happens when you let the universe drive the car.
PervasivePeach (1 день назад)
This is basically from nothing to a knife after csgo trading was killed lol
Ray (1 день назад)
Nolan: * Thank god you saw that paperclip *
pissy little girl (1 день назад)
I NEED to try this out!!
jack humphries (1 день назад)
7:46 this might be the words trade deal in the history of trade deals maybe ever.
TealWashableMarker (1 день назад)
Ngl the face doorknob was a significant downgrade
TealWashableMarker (1 день назад)
*trades fish pen for house* This has been one of the worst deals in trade history, maybe ever
TealWashableMarker (1 день назад)
I cannot help but think of the Donald Trump meme, particularly with that first comment.
Kevin Bergey (1 день назад)
Paperclip the mortgage documents together then trade it to the bank for that house.
Zane A (1 день назад)
what people are missing is how good a salesman Kyle is. People joined him on his journey and WANTED to propel it forward. Doesn't matter if it was a paper clip or 50 cents, if you know what to do with it, you will add value to it and make people around you better off
Zane A (1 день назад)
I need that fish pen. I would give you a house for it, no steps in between
ReaRea B. (1 день назад)
michael phillips (1 день назад)
With the same idea in mind you could buy a house with a penny
yaakov thomas (1 день назад)
On my way to buy some paperclips
meow (1 день назад)
By that time he would have learned how to open door locks with that paperclip! lol
Mr Ed (2 дня назад)
wow what a journey man!@
Cristos Palabras (2 дня назад)
I traded my peace and sanity for a WIFE. Best trade I ever made.
Cederva Arepel (2 дня назад)
what he fails to mention is that most of these trades happen because the other parties are looking for publicity, which comes from him already being a well known public figure, the trades themselves garner attention as well because of the history.
AAA High Score (2 дня назад)
Who would trade a snowmobile for a beer keg?
Pussy Slayer (2 дня назад)
Bartering = true free trade
Jasper Trip (2 дня назад)
He stole Dwight’s idea.
Fireball Foxtrot (2 дня назад)
8:09 this is by far the worst trade deal in the history of trade deals, maybe ever
John Frigo (2 дня назад)
Next step is to trade house for some magic beans
Andrew Partin (2 дня назад)
John Doe (2 дня назад)
Why are they laughing at 2:47? I feel like they showed a new image but idk maybe I missed something
dugongo arancione (2 дня назад)
I bought a pack of 1000 paperclips, Imma gonna trade them for a fkn village
Sazzorak Skills (2 дня назад)
People are talking about the fish pen, BUT THE DOOR KNOB???
JPKLA (2 дня назад)
you see kids, with a little ingenuity you can turn a paper clip into a house. what a load of sh8. more globalist propagand. F Canada.
Mr. Potatoe (2 дня назад)
That was the worst trade in the hiatory of trade deals, ever.
Jake Fl (2 дня назад)
This is the best trade deal in the history of trade deals, maybe ever
omo mavroe (2 дня назад)
Καλή μαλακία.
Erik Hurtig (2 дня назад)
OK, so anybody wanna trade my paper clip for their house? Let's cut the middle men
Riley Hackman (2 дня назад)
Dwight Schrute
Ex0Sk3l (2 дня назад)
Imagine what I could get with a toothpick
DummyDavid & StupidFelim (6 часов назад)
Did you get the food stuck in your teeth?
Kitty Hills (2 дня назад)
The possibilities...
Flint25 (2 дня назад)
If you're Dwight Schrute you could trade a telescope for magical legumes
Ben Willock (2 дня назад)
>When you do a max speech and charisma playthrough
Suhas Sreedhara (2 дня назад)
That message in the end really moved me. I was reminded of myself 2 years back when I was trying to make a decision that changed my life. I can exactly relate to that, I would have been just another guy blaming the circumstances and accepting the fate, instead I made that decision. Thanks for this video mate!
James Shelnutt (2 дня назад)
hold on a sec. - how did you trade your afternoon with Alice Cooper? you already had used your afternoon with him. You had been onstage with him. Did you have 2 afternoons with Alice Cooper? I don't get how you could use up the meeting with him but then trade it. Was it like unlimited meetings? rewatching the video it seems you got to experience meeting with him without actually using up the meeting with him. Kinda weird cause to me your meeting with him should have used it up, but oh well.
CrossfireMedia (2 дня назад)
Well the US collectively traded their entire future for a 4-year comedy show, how amazing is that.
CrossfireMedia (2 дня назад)
If you broaden your definition of "trade" just a bit, you realize there are lots of amazing trades that happen every day, some even more astonishing than this one. My gf traded a kiss for a house *and* a car, so I'd say she's done pretty well for herself.
James Cabral (2 дня назад)
Eyyo, I got an orange and purple pin, wanna trade your car for it?
Matt Pilapil (3 дня назад)
Did he just call thumbnails "screenshots?"
Didj Terminator (3 дня назад)
Personally I think the paperclip is more useful for obtaining money than a house (you do this fancy "picked lock" trade to obtain money or other trading tools like funny photographs), but whatever suits you is fine!
Pagliacci (3 дня назад)
this is a perfect example of how great freedom and America are. He may be a Canadian, but he is American at heart.
JEFFF !!!!! (3 дня назад)
Dwight K. Schrute has this game on lock
DatGanjaSmuggla (3 дня назад)
Canada be like!!!!!
Elizabeth Flores (3 дня назад)
The actor (Corbin Bernsen) plays Henry Spencer on Psych!!!
stephencoxbass (3 дня назад)
Truly inspiring! Makes me want to trade something...
Jack (3 дня назад)
Real life challenge of nothing to legendary xd
English Deplorable (3 дня назад)
This only works if you're the first person to do it and can therefore garner enough media attention to make people willing to engage in trades in which they end up significantly disadvantaged.
TC Gaming (3 дня назад)
I just traded a breath of air for a yacht.
John Waters (3 дня назад)
This suffers from the same flaw as tv shows about "going around the world hitchhiking with a bunch of cameras filming the whole thing". Most of those deals only happened because he had a project that was gathering attention. In sum this would probably not work out for the average person.
John Waters (3 дня назад)
+Obesno0 He might have been stuck with the paper clip if that initial trade wasn't already attached to the idea of making it into a fun experiment.
Obesno0 (3 дня назад)
Probably not. If not for the media attention he probably would of stopped at the generator. But still a generator for a paperclip is certainly a profit.
Joseph Ayer (3 дня назад)
Quentin Louisiana (3 дня назад)
Ted talks are an endless stream of infomercials
Aazam Chattha (3 дня назад)
I started with a thumbtack and traded up to a Telescope... then I traded it for magical legumes..... MICHAEL.
Compound Beats (3 дня назад)
Yo, thats Shawn Spencers dad!!!!!
Matthew McCabe (3 дня назад)
A few years later, Newsflash man has biggest paperclip collection According to Wikipedia
Matthew McCabe (3 дня назад)
Paperclip to president
Just spooder (3 дня назад)
You heard of the butterfly effec,t now get ready for the paperclip effect.
Brian Gates (3 дня назад)
I traded a computer for a Audi....
Flynne Noire (3 дня назад)
*gets snowglobe* this has been the worst trade deal in the history of trade deals, maybe ever.
Magma Sunburst (3 дня назад)
What people may not realize is that barter is used on all levels of economy, even in governments. For instance, governments are constantly bartering for various things, even getting their own citizens back when arrested overseas. If more and more individuals and small businesses used barter, they could have a better economy.
Tidwell (3 дня назад)
Guys.. The girl traded me a paperclip and now im selling it. Im taking offers
Podings (4 дня назад)
I traded a lot of my waking ours with my boss for money, that I traded with the supermarket for food, that I traded with my body for beard growth, and more hours of life in which to work. It's a downwards spiral that will kill me in the end. Help!
Scales Confrey (2 дня назад)
Did you and I learn how to trade from the same place?
Zeyad Bawazeer (4 дня назад)
A red paper clip for a house?? I think he just got ripped off
Gettin Jiggly (4 дня назад)
You met Shawn's dad !!!!!
ghost sniper (4 дня назад)
I would
Abhilash Thulsidass (4 дня назад)
It was actually a fish pen for the house.
Bryson Gainey (4 дня назад)
Better screenshots!!! I demand this!!!
jahnniii (4 дня назад)
two different coloured shoes...nice.
Sage Oldmann (4 дня назад)
Matthew Negre (4 дня назад)
2:43 show the video TED!
Brandon The Fan Guy (4 дня назад)
paperclip to vehicle to SNOWGLOBE. okay mate you lost me
JJ Flash (2 дня назад)
I was confused at first too.  But watch the whole video where he explains it all.
Joshua Tetteh (4 дня назад)
So I happen to have a paper clip while watching this and I have no clue how to make it work for me.
Mohamed Ibedjaoudene (4 дня назад)
I'm still trying to figure out how the first trade went through lmao
Aszi Ahmed (4 дня назад)
and what about the house now??

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