Saturday, April 01, 2006

Lemonade Stand Simulation

I got this Lemonade Stand Simulation link from Sid's blog a couple of months back. He'd played this game as part of one of his classes at University of Michigan Business School. Its a fun game. I played it a bit back then, but now, I'm playing it much more after I saw the roadside food stall guy couple of days back. Total timepass game. But, the more I play it, the more I realize how difficult it is to maximize profits and understand the dynamics of the industry..

You start off with 20 bucks at the beginning of the game. The game goes for 30 days (which takes about 10 min to play). Everyday morning, based on the weather forecast, you decide the quantity of sugar, cups, ice-cubes and lemons you need.
My max profit has been only $6.28. Lets see how much better someone else can do.

You'll sure appreciate every roadside vendor after this!


Blogger chiranth said...

Cool game!! managed to make a profit of $10.25! :D

7:09 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Too much! now I have a goal in life.. To beat that!!

3:16 AM  
Blogger Manu said...

Ha! Gotcha.. 15.89$

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

made 47.54 dollars .. trick is lowering the price on hot days with lots of ice and lemon

10:29 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

er.. Anonymous = Vidya??

I know one other person who used to make insane profits! So, I'm just wondering if anonymous is the same person.

1:05 AM  
Blogger chiranth said...

I managed to end up with a cash reserve of $54.21. Net profit of $35.69. Posted here.

Shall give it another try before I call it a night.

3:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living proof that ISB does teach something :)

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, I made $59 remember?? Good I took a snapshot to prove it ;-)

And this time around, anon = Vidya :-)

How're you doing?

10:36 PM  
Blogger Vidya said...
Here you go!

1:41 AM  
Blogger Manu said...

Hey Vids,
Didn't realize you frequented this blog. Well, someone JUST beat you with a profit of 62odd bucks. Looks like you have competition (not from me though. I'm still sucking at 15 bucks :-) )

2:00 AM  
Blogger Vidya said...

But they dont have proof yet ;-)
The poor lemonade seller in me is happy with all the money I've made this month, so I resign for now. [This has nothing to do with work, as usual].

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intresting game ...

Made 84.64 in profits..All you have to do is to reduce price, sugar and ice when the the temp is low.
And hike the price when it gets warmer..

6:03 AM  
Blogger bharat said...


Hey Manu, I reckon you know Megh. He was our keyboard player back in college and a kick ass one at that. I've been desperately trying to reach him. You got his mail ID or something? Thanks a ton man.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Bharat. I mailed you his id. Message me again if you didn't get it.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Anu said...

Thanx for the game Manu. Thats really cool

I managed to get $39.06 for the first try and $72.85 for the second try. Good improvement :-D

2:13 PM  
Blogger Manu said...

Wooooow.. Anu, now I'm definitely scared. Everyone from the current batch has scored higher than me :-) in this game. So many budding enrepreneurs!

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Praveen said...

Dear all,
Sorry to jump in between.. Actually I dont know any one of you..
But just wanted to share this...

I made something around $140+..

and yeah I have proof too :-)

I dont know how many cents are there in a dollar :-((


12:04 AM  
Anonymous Praveen said...

managed to cross my previous best.... it's now $162.88

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF IS WRONG WIT U GUYS!!! u r all a bunch of geeks

2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We always Wow Power Leveling and world of warcraft gold

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i made around $243 profit. This game is pretty cool

11:49 PM  

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