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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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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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Sharks 17 – WP 12: Still good business for WP

Last week I wrote that entrepreneurs are the forgotten heroes of the economy and the past weekend in a speech Pres Cyril Ramaphosa asked that entrepreneurs should be treated as heroes. Rugby produces sport heroes, but in the professional era it is also big business.

Currie Cup

About a month ago I wrote that no team can always win, not even the All Blacks. Unfortunately the one that the WP lost was the final, yet the good work they did beforehand, was instrumental in securing two matches with higher revenues ... continue reading

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Petrol & Cola

Whose money?

Many years ago I employed someone in my small company who was formerly a director in a big organisation. A friend then gave a kind warning and said that one should be watchful when employing someone from such a background.

He is used to spending other people’s money, money that he did not work for himself.

People who start their own businesses know what hard work it takes to get enough clients to support your business to make it sustainable. Because you are responsible for debts incurred, you ... continue reading

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All in the state of the mind

All in the state of the mindA while ago I wrote about the importance of taking more time to think (quantity), but equally important is the quality of our thoughts. Seems like the quality of the Springbok coach’s thoughts had a bit of a downturn during the last minutes of Saturday’s game.

When your business, organisation or church, plan for next year, do you only plot the same outdated activities on next year’s calendar, or do you use your creativity to plan something new and original.

Nobody likes stale bread and nobody likes a stale program.

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

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