Good Idea: Walking Meetings

So, it’s all David (@dhaimes) all week, or something, because here comes another post about him.

This time, it’s his walking meetings that caught my eye, quite literally.

I was sitting in the lobby of the Oracle Convention Center in January during the IOUC Summit, looking out the window at the 70-degree day, and David and another dude walk by on the trail across the street, deep in conversation. At the time I thought, that looks like a 1-1 meeting, given that David was gesticulating wildly and doing all the talking.


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Turns out that’s exactly what it was. He even has a hashtag for it, #walkingmeetings.

Great idea, especially given the various trails around the Oracle mothership. Apparently, a few journalists thought so too. Stay tuned to David’s blog and Twitters for details.

Now I’m pondering the Bad Ideas that would accompany this one. Related, someone has graciously collected all the Good Idea/Bad Idea segments into one epic video.

In other news, we’ve grown again, adding a dude named Bill. If you’re keeping score at home, we’re now a tiny team of eight.




  1. Thanks for the shout out, this has been hugely successful and I’ve been stunned by the responses of everyone. I will be blogging more on this topic, I have a meeting from a real life professor to discuss it this week.

    It was a bad idea watching the epic good idea/bad idea video, it’s10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  2. This is a great idea. Especially when you have an exercise-averse manager who needs to spend more time outdoors.

  3. @Joyce: I’m sure David would be happy to provide a competitive aspect to push said manager to get outdoors.

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