Thugs and thieves are some kind of entrepreneurs. I am a firm believer of people taking the faith in their own hands and creating a future for themselves. That’s why I think it’s not such a bad idea to start prison entrepreneurship programs. Dealers and healers appear to be great salesmen, others have a talent for organising logistics and distribution channels, and some others do miracles with finances… It seems to me that if these people want to get a decent chance in society after they are released and regained freedom, the best way is to take matter into own hands. No job interviews where they will be refused because of their criminal record… As founders of a company, their past doesn’t really matter. It’s all about the things they are going to do. They can prepare and start their business from prison. Maybe a prison VC fund can support this…
Every school of some scale has a library. It represents a big investment for schools and new books are limitedly acquired. This idea is about a centralization all school libraries in one place and make it available as a digital 3D library in which students can wander, discover books and reserve them. They can either choose to get the e-book or the physical one. The e-book is delivered immediately via download, the physical book is delivered the next day at school.
The distribution center needs to be close to a daily school delivery service system, such as the food delivery, so a system of coopetition can be explored to deliver the books together with the food.