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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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Murphy’s Law

Murpy's Law

Lately when I watch, listen to or read the news it feels like Murphy’s Law becoming part of our everyday life;

Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

At work

Applying Murphy’s Law to the working environment somebody formulated it as follow “If there’s more than one way to do a job, and one of those ways will result in disaster, then somebody will do it that way.”

But instead of looking at this adage with a pessimistic view, we should think of it as a word of caution; ... continue reading

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Super cars, books and happy places

I am not fond of reading fiction, but I continually invest in yet another non-fiction book to the dismay of my wife, because we have long since run out of bookshelf space.
But I’ll rest my case with the following quotes;

One does not stop buying books just because there is no more shelf space

and I’d like to see myself as extraordinary because Robin Sharma said

Ordinary people have big TV’s, but extraordinary people have big libraries.

A recent purchase from a second hand bookstore was a book titled ... continue reading

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Money is Fuel

In a YouTube video Money is Fuel Simon Sinek explains the role of money in business.

Money is fuel and fuel is very important. There is nothing wrong with money, it is just we have to understand the purpose of money. So the company is the car and money is the fuel.

So I don’t care how amazing you’re just cause is and how wonderful your culture is, if you have no money, you don’t go anywhere. You might have bought the most beautiful car, you got no gas, you

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A penny for your thoughts

In his book Thinking for a change John Maxwell asks the question why some people are more successful than others?

Two Perspectives

He then tells a story of a man with two daughters, the one 21 years old and the other 25. The 21 year old daughter applied to a university to study Pharmacy. On hearing that she was accepted she was elated, but her 25 year old sister bemoaned the fact that her sister needs to go to school for four more years.

Maxwell then concludes that

Successful people

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

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