Bubble bursting

Misty morning, and the first meeting of The After School Club for Copywriters in ages. Kat joined Quinns and I today, and after a few introductions we got stuck into the most varied chats we’ve had over brekkie in ages.

The mantra ‘Be Interested‘ got rooted deep in my head a little while back. That’s been rubbing against a filter bubble I’ve found myself in recently, frantically trying to burst the bloody thing. Last week Tom offered to listen to my talk Campire Stories to help me think about it in new ways, and after doing so I’ve found myself swamped with links and perspectives as well as a desire to process them – really process them.

This morning felt like a really great way of doing that. We looped from R&D process to Quinn’s crazy new work to stand-up comedy to Inspector Spacetime, and somewhere along the way I started thinking about new ways of presenting talks and different takes on reviewing working practices. That’s the benefit of meeting as ‘the club’ and not just meeting; my brain’s ready to be in a working context. If I went to the pub ready to think about work then, well, it’d be a waste of a good whisky.

I have a tendency to try and work some of this stuff out in my own time, but feeling threads join up through chatter is amazing. After a bit of information overload last year I retreated from that kind of stuff, and in retrospect that was silly.

Lesson Eleven: Conversations can be extraordinarily efficient ways to process information.

Actually, you know what, I think this is what I was trying to get at with Lesson Seven. So how about this;

Lesson Seven: Talk about what you’re up to.
Lesson Eleven: Conversations can be extraordinarily efficient ways to process information.

Lesson Seven: You can process information extraordinarily efficiently with a conversation.