Between 1908 and 1927 Henry Ford’s motor company produced 15 million Model T Fords. He was the first automobile manufacturer that produced replaceable parts for motor vehicles. Before that, parts were either repaired or manufactured. To be able to walk into a shop to buy replacement parts for your vehicle was a revolutionary newbie. That was one of the major developments of the Industrial Era. Nowadays it is commonplace and businesses that specialise in selling automotive parts can be found in almost every city and town.
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In the aftermath of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, the SA team’s achievements made me think of a scripture in Hag 2:16 that says “When anyone came to a pile of grain to get 20 measures, there would be only 10. And when anyone came to a wine vat to draw out 50 measures, there would be only 20 in it.”
The South African Olympic Committee expected that the South African team would bring home at least 13 medals, but only 3 medals found their way to ... continue reading
You may wonder what groupthink is and why I consider it worthwhile to write about it? On the webpage Investopedia.com, Will Kenton describe groupthink “as a phenomenon that occurs when
a group of individuals reaches a consensus without critical reasoning or evaluation of the consequences or alternatives.
Groupthink is based on a common desire not to upset the balance of a group of people. This desire creates a dynamic within a group whereby creativity and individuality tend to be stifled in order to avoid conflict.”
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Right to vote
The other day I read something in the line of “At what point will having something to eat become more important than the right to vote?” Please don’t think that I regard the right to vote as not important. One of the greatest freedoms and privileges offered in a democracy is to have a choice in whom you want to govern your country.
Yet, if I look at the present situation where people are looting and destroying businesses and vehicles transporting goods necessary for our livelihood, I ... continue reading
I recently received a WhatsApp message containing a video of an elderly man making a short speech after receiving his Doctorate degree (I suppose in Theology). Unfortunately, I do not know who the speaker is, neither the university, but I’ve decided to share his wit and good advice with you.
I am indeed humbled and honoured to be awarded a doctor’s degree from such an outstanding university.
I have a strong faith in God and I don’t know how people live without it.
Born with a silver spoon... continue reading