I have this weird mental defect that prevents me from figuring a lot of things out on my own. I can't just sit and think about a problem or question and hope to get my best answers. Often times, I only get that by engaging in a discussion with others about it and hoping that they challenge me to to think about it the right way. I'm just not good at challenging myself to think in the right way.
Or sometimes I'm part of a discussion that frustrates me because I feel like I'm the only one in the room who "gets it", so I finally speak up... explaining my entire line of thinking in a fairly short and condensed fashion. Occasionally this works and people pause for a moment, look at me, and then say "hey, that sounds right!"
That kind of happened in a meeting yesterday. But it was a brainstorming meeting, so that's okay.
Except there's one problem. They want me to write up whatever it was that I said toward the end of the meeting. Apparently I did a reasonable job of explaining some things.
The trouble is that nobody was recording it and I really remember only a fraction of what I probably said. So it's going to take me a good chunk of time today to reason out what I probably said and try to figure out how to convey that via email or a TWiki page.
Sometimes I wish I was always recording myself. Because every once in a while I say something worth capturing. And it never comes out as well the second time.
Where's Big Brother when you need him, anyway?
Posted by jzawodn at January 31, 2008 11:54 AM