Lateral Thinking talks

June 8, 2009 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’ve been practicing giving talks in my room lately. I’ve even gone so far as recording myself speaking and playing the file back. I’m thinking about giving maybe a 20 minute “lateral thinking” talk, then recruiting a few hackers for a weekend-long hack-a-thon. Each hack-a-thon will focus on creating a quick-and-dirty website that won’t necessarily do something useful, but can later lead to breakthrough ideas. Sure, most ideas will fail, but if you aren’t failing at least 90% of the time, you’re not trying hard enough. Eventually, I will stumble upon a unique, different, and even breakthrough idea.

Give me a few months of practice and maybe I can start small (at my monthly 2600 meeting, perhaps). My dad’s going to have two more vacancies in Lankershim in the next few months and maybe I can take advantage of it.

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