Monday, January 11, 2010

Lateral Thinking

The Israeli journalist I was talking to on Sunday came out with the old chestnut "Do you ever walk into a room and find you can't remember what you were meaning to do there?" I cheerfully replied that yes, I do, all the time. "What do you do then?", she asked. "I do something else,' I replied. "If I can't remember, it can't have been anything important."

She found this quite funny, especially since she'd asked Tony Buzan the same question a couple of days earlier, and he'd spelled out extensive techniques and strategies for remembering what you were meaning to do.


Anonymous said...

Which room were you and Buzan in? I'm intrigued.

Anonymous said...

I think it's the Roman Room system or something.

Florian Dellé said...

I love it.