Who Do You Meet In The Bathroom?

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Larry Craig Bathroom ipod toilet

And I’m not talking about Larry Craig here.

Twitter is already starting to pay off. Don Campbell followed me and I in turn followed him. Don tweeted about this summary of an interview with Brad Bird of Pixar about innovation which turned out to be excellent.

One of my favorite take-aways about how Steve Jobs designed the Pixar building:

Steve put the mailboxes, the meetings rooms, the cafeteria, and, most insidiously and brilliantly, the bathrooms in the center—which initially drove us crazy—so that you run into everybody during the course of a day. [Jobs] realized that when people run into each other, when they make eye contact, things happen. So he made it impossible for you not to run into the rest of the company.”

So who do you see on your way to the can?

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  • 1 Brett // May 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    This is exactly why I occasionally camp out in a break out room, conference room, etc in other parts of our large office complex. Also, I refuse to have a regular lunch location or time. It is amazing the number of people who always eat at the same location, so when you switch up both your time and location, you will run into different networking opportunities. If you learn others patterns, you can also plan a “chance” lunch meeting to pitch a big idea. :)