Friday, March 7, 2008

The experiment ends

It's March 7, 30 days after the start of my people-meeting experiment.

For all intents and purposes, it went pretty well. Maybe there weren't as many interactions as there could have been, but it wasn't a bad start.

A look back at the people I interacted with:

Austin the hypnotist
Gene with the beer
Brandon and Bob, the golf guys
Rachel at Mizzou
Ruth the photojournalist
Tony at Sheba
Antonio and Fancy at Sheba
Kimberly at Sheba
John at Haight-Ashbury
Mike from SF State at Golden Gate Park
Mike with the dreds at Golden Gate Park

13 people over the course of 30 days. Not bad, but could be better.

So what's the takeaway? It's easy to get to know people. You've just got to find out what the magic word or subject is that will make them spill forth with information about who they are in essence.

And, most people usually like to talk about themselves.

I don't see this as an end, but a beginning instead.

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