Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Breeding your prey

The perfect business would of course be one where you sold a solution to a problem while, on the other side of the fence, you were increasing the problem which you sell the solution to. That way you get people both coming and going. At first glance that's what this mosquito repellent company seems to have been doing. Selling the repellent while allowing mosquitos to breed on the property.


A Sri Lankan court threatened a mosquito repellent factory manager with six months in jail for failing to destroy mosquito breeding areas on company premises to stop the spread of dengue fever, an official said Tuesday.

Sadly, it wasn't the outcome of a brilliant business plan, simply incompetence.

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