Speaking of Brad, I missed this post of his on dedicated random days:
Twice a month, I schedule a day in the office where I fill it up with as many random meetings as I can. I space them apart by 30 minutes and aim for each interaction to be 15 minutes long. If we get into something profoundly interesting, it stretches to 30 minutes. Since I started doing this, Iâ€™ve gotten rid of the endless daily interactions that are â€œrandomâ€ and end up having a great, super stimulating day where I meet 15 to 20 new people in a very efficient (for me) context.
I love the idea, but I have no idea how to keep people at bay, short of hiring security.