A week-long retreat by a beautiful lake.
They’re joined by researchers especially selected
To have their dreams discussed and perfected.
This is a chance no one expects to get twice;
Time to ask your hero for direct advice!
What did they do to win the Prize?
Was it sweat and toil, or a complete surprise?
How do you persevere when things get tough?
Is there a secret to being more than enough?
Over lectures, dinners and a cruise to Mainau,
There’s plenty of time to swop know-how
While we blog, tweet and film, so that all may share
The wonders of Lindau and the friendships there.
For over 60 years this tradition’s survived
Thanks to a philosophy to which Laureates subscribed:
Winning the Nobel doesn’t end with a gong,
Knowledge is a gift that needs passing on.