Marcus Brown started an ideas company The Ides of March and has even written a letter for you to give your boss :)
I think we have a problem, and I’m pretty sure you know which one I’m talking about. I don’t think we can solve the problem on our own, I would like to get some outside help on it and I think I found a little company that can help us.
The company is called “The Ides of March” and it specialises in ideas and innovation. All we have to do is send through a brief description of our problem to email@example.com and we’ll get an idea on how to solve it. I’ve checked and getting a NDA signed isn’t a problem.
The interesting thing is that if we decide that the idea is good and we want to buy it, we determine the value of the idea and it belongs to us. If we don’t want to buy the idea then it is published on The Ides of March website as something called “open source rejection”.
This could be an interesting way to sort things out. What do you think? Have a look at the website, it’s a little odd but explains what it’s all about.