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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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Stuck in a rut?

Last week it was interesting to learn that there are vast numbers of people who consider their jobs to be “Bulshit Jobs”. You missed it? Click here to read.

But sometimes you do something that may serve others well. At a meeting the past weekend a man I’ve never met before, approached me and told about the life changing influence a magazine article I wrote, had on his life. Apparently he worked in a particular job in which he was not really happy.

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Bullshit Jobs

It is always interesting to see what will pique people’s interest.

David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics wrote a short article titled On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. To his amazement within a short while it was translated into 15 languages and students posted parts of it in London’s Underground on the walls. As a result Graeber decided to do more research on the topic and finally wrote a book with the title Bullshit Jobs.

Recently the book was discussed at the ... continue reading

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5 January 2013

Today we celebrate the launching of our Jedidiah website. A great thanks to our eldest son Pieter who developed the site and to the Lord our God who gave the name Jedidiah before we even knew what it would become and who guided us in establishing this organization.

The website has been in the thinking through- and planning phase for quite some time, but today it came to the point where we can actually go public with it.

We’ve already been working under the name Jedidiah during the past ... continue reading

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

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