In The Game, Neil Strauss talks about the
community of pickup artists.
They would discuss different methods of
They contributed regular field reports to the community. They
would test something they discussed and report back to the community how it
This causes a rapid acceleration of
skills (among predictably comical failures).
If your community’s members submitted
regular field reports, would it improve the community?
Would it help if members were regularly
testing what they tried and reporting back to the rest of the community how it
We might be surprised how well this can work for communities of practice, communities of interest, communities of
action, and communities of circumstance.