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.

Job Insecurity

In a previous post I wrote that job security is something that hardly exists anymore. But during the past week and a half I once again came under the impression of the extreme vulnerability of the job of an international sports coach.

Last week Luiz Felipe Scolari started his week like many other before as head coach of the Brazilian soccer team. Only difference is that the pressure was somewhat more because it was the week of the world cup semi-finals and Brazil the host nation.

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You’re looking for Job Security? Really?

I can still recall my parents’ plight that I should work hard at school to enable me to study after school “so that I could land a good job.”

And so I studied and became a teacher. But after nineteen years of teaching the Education Department decided that they had too many teachers and gave us the option to opt out. So I left and started on a new journey as an entrepreneur.

In retrospect I realised that the salaried work as a teacher was a comfort zone with many ... continue reading

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So, you’ve passed matric!?

It is the time of year when the results for the past matric exam is to be announced. All the candidates are waiting in anticipation to see their names on the list because that certificate should open the doors to employment or further studies.

But will it? It is not only the piece of paper that counts, the content thereof tells a lot about the person. Combined with the Curriculum Vitae (CV) you get a better picture of that person. Yesterday I read an article in a newspaper that encourage ... continue reading

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Attitude is Everything

I am a strong believer that Entrepreneurship is the answer to many of our economic woes. Too many of us grow up with the notion of “If I can only find a good job.” Why not change the mindset to “What can I do for myself?” Why not create your own job / business?

On the other hand business owners often tell me about the problems they have with labourers. “They do not want to work hard and you cannot trust them.” This is nothing new, since business owners have ... continue reading

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A Higher Purpose

“The Lord has refused to give me permission to go with you.” (Num 22:13) With these words Balaam answered the servants of king Balak of Moab when approached to perform a certain job for the king.  But Balaam first inquired of the Lord about whether he should go, and God said no.

So king Balak sent another, even more distinguished, contingent of men to Balaam to really turn his arm to come and do the job for king Balak.  Once again Balaam answered them “Though Balak were to give me ... continue reading

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

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