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Post-elections

Vote, Warning, What is next,Well the elections have come and gone and in my mind not very much has changed. All the provinces are still governed by the same parties as before and the same president is still president, but it will cost us R150m to get him inaugurated into the same position he currently holds.

The value of money

Someone once said that it seems politicians do not know the value of money and many do not quite understand the difference between a million and a billion.
He explained that if you spend ... continue reading

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Rising from the ashes

fire,Notre Dame, churchThe past week we heard that the Notre Dame in Paris, France, one of the world’s most popular attractions, burned down. What an incredible building that stood the test of time for almost 700 years since completion.

I wonder how many modern day buildings would still be here 700 years from now.

Work on the Notre Dame started in 1163 and was only completed 182 years later in 1345. This means that the architect or whoever designed it never even saw the end result of his design and a couple ... continue reading

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Passion – Being in the Zone

Love, Work, “Often people are very good at things they do not really care for,” says Sir Ken Robinson, a professor in Education, in his Ted Talk Bring on the Learning Revolution. But the things that will set you apart are the things that you are naturally good at combined with passion.

Robinson’s book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

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“It’s about passion”, says Robinson, “and what excites our spirit and our energy. ... 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When your business, organisation or church, plan for next year, do you only plot the same outdated activities on next year’s calendar, or do you use your creativity to plan something new and original.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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No team can always win

I am always interested by what makes people support a certain business or sports team. One sure thing is that people love to support a winning team, but no team can always remain at the top.

Springbok Rugby

Over the last couple of years many people were disillusioned by the performance of the Springbok rugby team.

Yet after they recently beat the All Blacks in New Zealand the tickets for the Springboks’ next match against the Wallabies were sold out within days.

As I’ve said, no team can always win. ... continue reading

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