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I love the extreme things that OK Go do. They are a band but they work with Rube Goldberg type investions to add an extra level of creativity to their music and the sheer scale of their ambition is remarkable.

Some team building events are Rube Goldberg in style. Essentially this is a machine that does something very simple in a complicated way. The game Mousetrap is a classic example and you may be familiar with W.Heath Robinson’s cartoons depicting mad invention from World War II.

It’s amazing what a group of people can do when they sit down with a load of basic materials and decide to build something. Why build something that amounts to a complicated way of achieving something? Because we can.