I went to London to plan a project. “Let’s meet at The Goring Hotel”, our English associate said, “it’s nice and cosy”. It was really nice and cosy. But at the table a little note was placed with a quotation on one side:
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level (Bertrand Russell)
On the other side the guests were asked to do certain things to preserve the sense of tranquillity. The first feeling was “how can we work without our laptops” but then, the tranquillity and peaceful atmosphere put us in a specific mood and we worked really effective. I had almost forgot the blessing of a computer and phone free zone.