Ideas Workshop: Randomness


I missed this week’s workshop due to a random unplanned business trip. Fortunately, my colleage Nick Wai filled me in on the random calendar exercise:

  1. To build a calendar with a random word for each day (ie. have fun flipping through the dictionary.)
  2. Then, incorporate each day’s word into a daily theme of something to vary in your day. For example, if the word was color, you might try wearing a different color.

The concept of randomness is that introducing random words and ideas into our thoughts increase our capability of forming new and novel connections in our minds.

I haven’t tried this yet, but I will do so and report my success. I just hope I don’t pick a word like stethoscope.