1. Editorial: Rest, recreation and a good clear out
This week has seen the First Night of the Proms - a major BBC music season from the Albert Hall in London.
A major news feature has been the first use of the recently cleaned organ in the Albert Hall. After one hundred years, it has been dismantled and cleaned. 100 years of dust muffles the sound and the concern now is that the fresh, clean organ will be too loud and could harm people's ears!
I heard recently that mental decline is caused by a build up of plaque in the brain - waste products and cell detritus that is not cleared a way.
I have always thought in terms of the UK academic calendar which runs from September to July. The summer break giving a wonderful opportunity for rest and recreation and then a return to a new start inthe autumn. In academic terms this always meant a new class, a more advanced social position and learning at a higher level.
These days I don't expect to use the holiday period just for rest and recreation, but also for development work that I don't find time for during the busier commercial months. This summer we should finish the redesign of our web site and set in place the basis for launching several new products and some new business initiatives. Also, I am spending time meeting companies in other continents with a view to investigating joint ventures. My challenge is to ensure that I do set aside time for a complete break.
If organs and brains build up dust and rubbish, what about our organisations, our careers and our personal lives? A complete break is a good investment. Give your subconscious the time and space for a good clear out and an opportunity to process all the ideas you have collected over the last year. You will return refreshed and creative.
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