A couple of weeks after the Reading Weekend, two of the participants have told me that it helped them solved business problems. Which I think is brilliant. It convinces me of more than ever that it is pointless to just push harder. We need to go away to come back, to breath out after we breath in. We need to look at things out of the corner of our eye, to let the unconscious do its work, to allow new connections with new people and new ideas to be made in ways we don’t predict.
What is so fantastic about this is that while it can’t be forced, the Praxis Reading Weekend, and umpteen other events I have been involved with prove that there is a huge amount we know about how to create the right conditions for this to happen, if we let ourselves work a little less hard.