Paper, Scissor, RockPosted: July 5, 2012
More Paper, Scissor, Rock cartoons on the back burner (and it’s from one of our subscribers too!).
Ever thought of using Paper, Scissor Rock as decider? Well that’s exactly what Takashi Hashiyama (a CEO of a Japanese TV manufacturer) did. He wanted to sell off his firm’s painting (you know, just your oldies but goodies, like Cezanne, Van Gogh and Picasso). Christie’s and Sotheby’s Auction houses were contacted and asked to make a proposal. It was too close to make a call, so Takashi decided it would ultimately be settled via a paper, scissor rock contest “it probably looks strange to others, but I believe this is the best way to decide between two things which are equally good”. Both auction houses decided their ‘one’ choice over the weekend.
Christie’s approached one of the company’s 11 year old daughter seeking advice. She suggested “scissors” because “Everybody expects you to choose ‘rock’.” Sotheby’s applied no strategy as it was seen as a game of chance and went with “paper”. Chrisite’s won the rights to sell a $20 million dollar collection.