FROM THE EDITOR
As I sit here thinking about how to sum up an entire month’s worth of work – 144 pagesworth, including a shoot and cover story with the inimitable Jamie Oliver – I keep coming up short. Instead, all I can think of are these words from Rahaf Harfoush (p. 28), who worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign: “Creativity needs space and distance, and productivity is all about continuous output. Those two are very incompatible.” Yet how often do we get to the end of the day and beat ourselves up for spending too long trying to get in the creative ‘zone’, as well as not ticking enough things off our to-do lists?
In this issue we champion those people doing extraordinary and creative things – including a peanut butter entrepreneur who runs a company while legally blind, and the countless founders who’ve built Israel into a true innovation nation. And, in the spirit of supporting incredible endeavours, I’m so thrilled to bring you a story under Creative Commons – where the writer allows anyone to republish their work with the hope that as many people as possible will get to read it. Journey with me as we head into the mountains of Mexico and see how virtual reality is reshaping the world of medicine as we know it.
Set aside time for this issue, use it as your space and distance, to allow your creative energies to flow, and to be inspired and fired up – and return to daily life ready to be more productive, and successful, than ever.