Welcome to Jedidiah: To be successful in today’s white water economy and world you need to be grounded, have direction and be excellent and significant in whatever you do. At Jedidiah we’d like to help you and your people to achieve just that.

Never say never

road, blue sky, cloudsJust because somebody has a senior position, does not mean they know everything.

Predictions

In 1899 Charles H. Duell, the US Commissioner of Patents said

Everything that can be invented has been invented.

Yet, at present more patents are registered in one year than during the whole of the 19th century.

But miscalculating future events was not reserved for Charles Duell alone. Many others have also predicted future trends with a serious lack of vision.

An executive from the world’s leading telegraph company in 1876 said “The telephone has too ... continue reading

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Hallo Darkness… but you’re not my friend

During the past week my wife and I were in a retail store when at noon the whole place suddenly turned dark. Immediately all the customers had to leave the store and the doors were closed for the next two and a half hours.

We still planned to visit a coffee shop afterwards, but then rather went home. The retail store and the coffee shop both missed out on our business that day and till now we have not returned. I believe this is just one very small example of ... continue reading

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Game plan

Plan Green board FootbalAfter some of the rugby matches during the past tour of the Springbok rugby team to the Northern Hemisphere, people speculated about the Boks game plan and whether there was one at all.

Second Half

We all know about games where a team being miles behind at halftime, came back during the second half to win the game. Then we would often speculate about what the coach told them in the cloak room during the break.

A game plan therefore boils down to a good deal of planning for what

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4th Industrial Revolution

Revolution Industrial Cars Manufacturing Machines Automation ProductionNews 24 recently reported about Standard Bank’s intention to lay off 528 employees. This huge lay off is the result of increased digitization and the use of artificial intelligence in the banking industry.

The trade unions are understandably highly upset, yet their spokesperson said that they realise that some jobs over time will disappear whilst new ones will be created. Unfortunately fewer jobs will be created than the ones being made redundant.

Fewer jobs

According to Standard Bank the 528 employees are welcome to apply for 349 existing and new ... continue reading

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When you’ve had enough

Rugby Yellow Card Enough All BlacksI think many business owners may envy the decisive power that a rugby (or for that matter any sport) referee has. When the referee had enough of unruly behaviour, he can show the offender a yellow or red card and the culprit needs to walk off the field without further ado.

Power and Authority

I read a news article about a rugby match between RC Jiki Gori and Locomotive Tbilisi played in Georgia. At a certain stage of the game, just as a scrum was set, the referee blew the ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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