The times that are in-between meetings and projects can be invaluable when it comes to discovering fresh approaches. Recently, through a combination of things, I wound up having to handle an organization's exhibit booth at a large convention. I have not done anything of that nature in years (lucky me) and I quickly encountered the usual array of bureaucratic rules. Rather than be bothered, I decided to use the time in-between the rush of crowds as a chance to make notes on how the booth could be designed in the future.
It was very helpful. I doubt if several thoughts would have emerged if I were not making observations so close to the moment. It may have been the productive equivalent of taking a walk or a shower.
And we all know how productive those can be.
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