Introducing my new startup, “Ham Letter.” Because every performer needs a push

A stationary service that sends real fan letters to new artists who need a boost of confidence and momentum in their careers

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Ideas are free, execution is priceless.

That’s been my mantra since day one of starting my business.

It’s also the title of a book I wrote a few years back. You can download it for free here.

But here’s the problem. I’m an idea junkie. Everything I look at in the world breaks down into a collection of ideas. I have about fifty new ones every day, and sadly, I can only execute so many of them. Even if I had all the resources and all the time in the world, I still wouldn’t be able to keep up with the whirlwind of insanity that gusts through my brain.

And that’s where you come in.

I believe ideas were never meant to stay that way. And so, in this new blog series, I’m going to be publishing a sample of them on a weekly basis, in the hopes that they inspire you to (a) execute them, (b) improve them, or © invent something completely different.

Remember, once an idea springs into existence, it cannot be unthought.

Even if that idea is ridiculous.


Steal Scott’s Ideas, Issue 019

01. Stoutz. Cankle friendly footwear

A brand of wide set shoes and socks for people with thick legs and feet

02. Lettuce Eat. Support the community in more ways that one.

A pickup service that allows you to donate your extra food from your local CSA to homeless or hungry people

03. Solo Cheque. Helping freelancers feel pro-fesh and oh-fish

A personal payroll service for one person businesses to cut themselves actual paychecks to feel more legit

04. Callback. Manage the art, get the part

A content management system that helps actors keep track of their auditions

05. HeadsUp. Don’t just manage expectations, master them

A warning label bracelet that alerts people about the emotional risks associated with the interaction or relationship with that person

06. Healie. Praise the lord, pass the therapy

A social service that connects substance abuse professionals with clergy to hep addicted congregants get the medical help they need

07. Set Lister. Show your love, hear your song

A smartphone app that allows concert goers to vote up songs that they want the band to perform

08. Fay Kay. Savor the memories, save the money

A printing and design service that professionally photoshops your image into pictures of exotic locations to convince the world that you’re cultured and traveled

09. Ham Letter. Every performer needs a push

A stationary service that sends real fan letters to new artists who need a boost of confidence and momentum in their careers

10. Semana. Changing the shelf life of music

An independent record store that only sells one new album per week

How will you turn these ideas into I-dids?

For the list called, “49 Ways to become an Idea Powerhouse,” send an email to me, and you win the list for free!

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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Never the same speech twice. Customized for your audience. Impossible to walk away uninspired.

Now booking for 2017–2018.

Email to inquire about fees and availability. Watch clips of The Nametag Guy in action here!

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