A lovely rule to make sure you make every meeting.
I’m generally scatter-brained and disorganized, and, on rare occasions, I miss meetings. I also work with creative types, who are often scatter-brained and disorganized and, on rare occasions, miss meetings with me. Ned Dwyer of Native Digital, who probably deals with the same issues, came up with a terrific rule to combat the scourge of missed meetings. It’s called “The Whisky Rule“, and it’s the sort of rule I could really get behind, particularly if an “e” was added.
The Whisky Rule is pretty simple. If you cancel a meeting less than 10 minutes notice, or if you miss it completely then you owe your counterpart a bottle of whisky.
The only problem I can foresee is folks intentionally making vague meeting plans, which would be lame. This is about honor, gentlemen.
H/T to reader John Bachman