The QVARTZ 2012 annual report has arrived.
Hemingway found the title for his brilliant novel The Sun Also Rises in the Old Testament. King Solomon asks, “What gain has a man from all the labour under the sun?”, and answers himself rather despairingly, “The sun also rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it arose … what has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun”.
At QVARTZ we see things differently. We stand for progress, optimism and indeed early mornings. We’re convinced that King Solomon would be quite pleased to see what has been accomplished through the labour of men. And to us, the fact that “the sun also rises” has always been a great comfort and motivation, rather than a reminder of endless grind.
We find that in times of crisis, financial or otherwise, it’s important to remand each other that tough times won’t last, but that tough people will. And that history tells us that even the biggest of challenges and the most complex of problems can be solved. Our annual report 2012 documents that we did our small part when it comes to solving complex problems and handling large-scale challenges.