Inside the mind of a crazy (rich) entrepreneur

Scott Jones thinks up more ideas in a month than most folks do in a lifetime. Find out how he makes them pay. Photographs by Chris Mueller/Redux.

Summer intern Sarah McClamroch takes a slide in Jones's house.
Summer intern Sarah McClamroch takes a slide in Jones's house. To get his creative juices flowing, Jones often engages in bizarre behavior: eating without utensils, watching TV a foot away from the screen. "Anything I normally do, I'll do it differently just to see what happens," he says.

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