But if you could dream, be all-powerful and if you had the ability to change something in your industry for the greater good, would you” As uncle Ben told Spider-Man: “Great power comes with great responsibility.”
The answer, according to Andy Chell, managing director of Lumilow Lighting, is yes. The advent of “Gaucho Purgare” would mean the end for “cowboys” giving the lighting industry a bad name. His desire would also be for education specifiers to understand how to apply a human-centric approach to lighting.
“Illustratio Adducer,” for example, would “bring the latest energy-saving, efficient technologies to the classroom, enabling schools and college estates to bring enlightenment to their students and to work towards meeting their carbon reduction targets.
“After all, research undertaken by Arnold Wilkins, Emeritus professor at the University of Essex, shows 80?per cent of UK school kids are At flicker risk? from old lights which impairs their learning.”
Perhaps more tricky would be what the No Brainer Agency have in mind and it centres heavily on time. Hermione Granger was told to go no further than five hours into the past with her Time-Turner. She’ll undoubtedly kick herself for not having heard of Gary Jenkins.
The No Brainer Agency director knows a trick or two about time, one being the ability to freeze it’so he can “plough through emails uninterrupted”. Another spell, evoked through the incantation of “Scientia Translationis,” will see him return to the age of 21.
He explained: “The most advantageous piece of magic would be the power to go back in time and transfer all the working knowledge I’ve accumulated into my energetic 21-year-old self.
“You?re arguably at your most qualified, as you approach retirement. You?ve experienced a multitude of learning curves and have more patience and understanding. Imagine if we could give that level of knowledge to new workers entering the business world. We d progress at an outstanding rate.”
And while we’re on the topic of time, wouldn’t the occasional extra day in the week be of benefit to those hoping to catch up with sleep, family or Netflix or even last-minute work” There’s a magic spell for that, courtesy of John Armstrong, co-founder at Custom Planet.
Entitled “Extraus Diemus,” Armstrong enthused it would create an extra day between Friday and Saturday. “We’ll name it Fraturday!” he said. “This would have two?brilliant benefits. Firstly If we are busy and up against deadlines it means we have an extra day we can work and get production out. And if not, it means we have a three day weekend, which will keep staff extremely happy! Win-Win.
For Simon Joyce, director of Anchor Vans, the better solution is to create time to do everything well without tampering with nature’s laws too much, made possible by incantation “Tempus Neminem Manet Hominem (Latin for ?time waits for no man?).
“We are all spread too thinly these days,” he said. “I often have days where I feel like I just about make it through tasks rather than completing them to the best of my ability. To be granted the time to dedicate to each task properly, but without making the working day or week longer, would be truly magical.”