People said that 5 minutes with Nelson Mandela or Bill Clinton could feel like half an hour. They would make you feel at the centre of their world. I’ve just had 2 minutes with Rankin at Latitude and I now know what they’re talking about. He honed in on me in a flash. “What’s going on?” “Put your fists up.” “Give me a Michael Caine look.” “Raise your glasses.” “Show me some attitude.” Done.
Several of our group had their photo taken by him and he was consistently insightful. He found a starting point and then got us to react. 2 minutes and 25 images later he captured our essence.
I think that limiting time to do a task is a profoundly interesting idea. We often give groups repetitive tasks. The second time round we give them half the time. They always achieve more.