Formula for Money I use the word money in the following sense: Money is a concrete mechanism for exchanging abstract value. Apart from inheritance and luck, what are the ways to make a lot of money? I tried to create a universal formula, and I'd like to know what some of you think. Here it is: (a + l) * p = \$ where: a = algebra l = logic p = psychology with p = k + e * (t / i)^m k = knowledge e = experience t = time i = an individual person m = a power, defined next m = i * T i = an individual person T = technique / technology All together: (a + l) * (k + e * (t / i) ^(i * T)) = \$ In words: If I manage to occupy an amount of time of an  individual (t / i means "time per individual), using appropriate technology T (eg. the internet, T is large; a one-on-one phone conversation, T is small), I have the basis for making money. If I know how to multiply that base unit (t / i)^(i * T) with my level of (psychological) experience, based on my knowledge k of psychology itself, all I have to do now is to associate (a + l), algebra and logic to the interaction, and to make the individual "i" agree and accept that what I offer as "k", knowledge is a true measure of his self. This formula, I believe, allows you to set a price for services and goods alike. Your thoughts? If you dislike the topic, please ignore. Regards, Stefaan R. M. Meeuws Friday, October 10, 2003 Very interesting. I will study this formula some more. James kloberdance Friday, November 14, 2003   Fog Creek Home