Friday, April 22, 2011

An Hour with a Paid Expert

Earlier this year I posted on what the impact of an hour with an honest stranger might be. Apparently, there's a company taking that idea and applying it to experts:
Lots of bandwidth and $5,000 can get anyone an hour with Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker.

A couple more computer clicks can also remake a tennis serve, fix a golf swing and provide tips on how to out-bluff the poker world’s top pros.

Becker, a University of Chicago professor who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, will be selling his time on, a website offering one-to-one video chats with leaders, which opened yesterday. He’ll join people such as economics professors Jeffrey Miron of Harvard University and Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University, “Freakonomics” co- authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, poker celebrities Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan, and tennis coach Jeff Salzenstein.

“The idea is to bring this coaching model to everything,” said Brandon Adams, Expert Insight’s 32-year-old founder and chief executive officer.
I'm curious what the prices are for these experts and what the prices of other people might be. I'll let you all know right now, my price is about the cost of a good cup of coffee.


  1. Amike2:16 PM

    You're lucky. Mine is the price of a refill.

  2. Oh wait did you think I meant pay for mine? I love fun conversations so much I'd buy your cup!


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