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By Sir Andrew Likierman

Happy New Year to everyone.  I hope you had a great break. 

January is often a bit of downer after the festivities and before it gets lighter and brighter but we’ve got lots under way to make things better in what we do. On the technology front a number of projects are coming to fruition and, on our new space, the scaffolding is down on the tower of the Sammy Ofer Centre revealing it to be sparkling white rather than the muddy grey before cleaning and work has started on the dramatic new glass link building.  

January is also time for New Year resolutions and for those who have made but broken them already, there is good news from faculty member Professor Madan Pillutla - you are not alone.  In a recent article, he points out that 25% of us give up on our resolutions within the first week; while many will go on to make exactly the same resolution again next year. This is usually because we’ve been over optimistic in estimating our abilities.  He suggests setting realistic goals (be honest with yourself) that are easy to keep on a day-to-day basis.