Coffee Stories

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Coffee Stories

  1. 1. Coffee Stories by Lifebushido<br />Website: www.lifebushido.com/coffee<br />E-mail: coffee@lifebushido.com<br />
  2. 2. What is Coffee Stories?<br />A collection of stories gathered from a diverse group of people, or crowdsourced<br />Stories of events that occurred while in a coffee shop<br />Events made a significant impact on the person’s life<br />
  3. 3. Types of Stories<br />At the coffee shop<br />Reconnected with family<br />Fell in love<br />Started a business<br />Closed a sale<br />Made a new friend<br />Had a brilliant idea<br />Changed life’s direction<br />
  4. 4. Example Story #1<br /> I met my husband at a coffeehouse. I had just moved over to the US from the UK and knew barely anybody. On the weekends I would walk over to the local coffee shop and sit outside watching the world go by with a cup of coffee and a book. One Saturday I was being hit on by an annoying idiot when my husband saved the day. After hearing my accent he asked if I had heard of a town called Helston in Cornwall, UK, which happened to be his last name. The conversation continued and four years later we are happily married!<br />
  5. 5. Example Story #2<br /> I learned to play the board game Risk at a coffeehouse near where I live. Sounds odd, learning something like that while at a coffeehouse, the atmosphere doesn&apos;t really fit. It was a long game, but I don&apos;t think the owners cared since we kept ordering more coffee. Overall it was a fun experience, I learned a new game and got to play it with people I did and didn&apos;t know, so I also made a few new friends. Now we play whenever we&apos;ve got a good group of people together and have nothing better to do.<br />
  6. 6. Final Products<br />Stories will be compiled into a book<br />Free e-books for download<br />Coordinating website will be available<br />Other creative, business microventures<br />
  7. 7. Making this Project Possible<br />Since 2006, Lifebushido has posted Human Intelligence Tasks, called HITS to the Amazon Turks website<br />A global workforce, Amazon mechanical turk members, complete tasks for a small fee<br />
  8. 8. Making this Project Possible<br />Possible tasks include<br />Designing flyers<br />Producing short films<br />Assembling power points<br />Providing feedback<br />Sharing coffee stories<br />
  9. 9. Marketing the Project<br />Post ads<br />Pass out flyers<br />E-mail previews of coffee stories<br />Post a facebook page<br />Link lifebushido website to other webpages<br />Word of mouth<br />
  10. 10. Getting Involved<br />Sign-up for free e-mail updates<br />Visit site regularly to look for updates<br />Provide feedback on a regular basis<br />Connect with the leaders of Coffee Stories<br />Contribute your own coffee stories<br />
  11. 11. How can you help?<br />Make an Amazon Turks Account<br />Make flyers<br />Produce short films on Coffee Stories<br />Assemble Powerpoints about Coffee Stories<br />Provide original ideas<br />Share your coffee stories<br />
  12. 12. Further Information<br /><ul><li>Website: www.lifebushido.com/coffee
  13. 13. E-mail: coffee@lifebushido.com
  14. 14. http://turkshido.wikispaces.com/</li>

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