There are many benefits to the Durrell ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ which are placed at strategic points around the island at the moment, but here’s one which might not be front of mind.
Essentially, they are all very cleverly conceived and executed sculptures, which push ‘art’, and its ability to provoke, stimulate and inspire into our everyday lives.
For the fusty old traditionalist that might seem an alien concept for a publication which is focussed on ‘business’, in all its many manifestations.
But here at Connect, we believe that creativity sits at the heart of any ‘business’ just as comfortably as it does on a stool in a lonely artist’s garret.
Sceptical? Well, they’re called ideas: that magnificent product of the human brain which conjures something new out of the tired, the worn and the familiar.
Without them, any business will fail. You can’t cut, regulate, tick box or structure your way to success; absent the creative spark, your business is nothing more than an organisation chart.
There are two features in this month’s edition which help to paint that picture (sorry).
On page 4, we analyse how the local art world actually works as a supply of investment opportunities.
And then on page 30, you can meet the man who has built his career assessing, valuing, hunting for that hidden gem that lies forgotten in a box in the attic.
There’s plenty to stir the creative juices in this edition, so now that you’re back from holiday, refreshed and ready to regenerate, revamp and rebuild....relax, and let Connect spark the little grey cells.