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B822 Techniques Library: Keeping a Dream Diary / Working with Dreams

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012, 20:47

After several weeks of trying to use a dream to solve a problem I gave up, and promplty took the mess of a database of video clips that was troubling me and came up with the idea of turning every clip into a Top Trumps Card.

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DESCRIPTION: The colourful OU MBA graduate Peter Cook demonstrates his approach to presentations and problem solving in this engaging interview on his experience of the OU MBA.

A video clip expressed as a Top Trumps Card.

During the course of the days I've done some 60 of these and have another 50 to complete. There are analytics to track down (and to track). I'd prefer to have the clips viewed by 1000+ people and for their ratings to count rather than mine.

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B822 Techniques Library : Working with dreams! (Video Database)

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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Monday, 28 May 2012, 17:43


I had a dream like is when I was 10 or 11 in Beamish Dormitory at Boarding Prep School. I was set upon by two musketeers and killed. I returned to the same dream the next night behind them and 'got them' first. I guess I had learnt how to cope with some set of shifting boy, gang, friendships.

I'm not at home and was woken two often last night: doors banging, couple chatting above my head, dog barking and a fax machine going off. This woke me in the middle of a recurring dream that related to a database of over 100 videos I am reviewing.

Currently I have a database, in columns and rows in Word.

It is hard to read. I need a simple way to see, share and add to this.

My dreams gave me 'Top Trumps'.

A quick Google shows why this works: a screen grab, some basic facts on a single sheet (or card). I could even order a bespoke pack.

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