I read Richard Hamming’s You and Your Research again yesterday. Highly recommend if you’re ambitious and trying to do something significant.
One of the things he did in his career as a researcher was taking every Friday afternoon to have “Great Thoughts Time”. After lunch him and his colleagues would get together and just talk about the biggest ideas they could think of.
No wrong answers, no “whoa that’s too crazy”… just a blank whiteboard of space to think and brainstorm and look to the future.
I’m going to try this as a thing on Twitter today. I’ll pick a topic and then anyone can add their own ideas with the hashtag #GreatThoughtsTime.
If this gets any traction I’ll try it again next week with a different topic.