Monday, August 04, 2008

Bikes for Bureaucrats

I attend a lot of meetings that struggle to make progress, but, alas, don’t.

This past weekend in Seattle at Gas Works Park, I came across the perfect vehicle for advancing meetings. It’s called “the conference-cycle.” As long as someone is peddling, the group is moving forward. If they all peddle, they move forward that much faster.

Note that one person steers. Always a good idea.

Several other odd bikes were out in force at the park. One addressed another meeting goal: setting wheels — a lot of wheels — in motion. You don’t even need a meeting for this one.

Imagine what a hybrid of the two models might accomplish ....

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