Forget Books – Holland Library Lends People

Interesting idea.

A library in Holland is lending out people, as well as books, in a new initiative aimed at challenging stereotypes.

People can borrow gay people, gipsies and Muslims for an hour and talk to them about their lives, reports

It's sort of like preaching to the choir. The people interested in learning more about others are problemably the ones least likely to stereotype in the first place. But this has me thinking of a business service… would it be worth it to rent people for an hour for their perspective? I'm not talking about consultants or product testers, but just people with different worldviews? Sometimes good ideas come when our normal ways of thinking are challenged.

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