In one of his classic quotes Forrest Gump said, “Mama always said ‘Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.’”
To my mind this is what we experience at present.
You never know what to expect when it is announced that the President will speak tonight.
Someone said it almost feels like when your mother used to say “Just wait till dad gets home tonight.”
Eenie meenie miney mo
The past year was like “eenie meenie miney mo,” you may not buy liquor, now ... continue reading
During the last couple of lockdown months, I’ve been on more webinars and Zoom meetings than ever before in my life. Will this be the new trend for the future?
Working from home
I recently read an article in Die Burger that asked the question if working from home is here to stay. According to the article only about 10% of people worked from home before the lockdown, but during lockdown it jumped to as high as 75% for many companies.
According to the article,
this trend is not easily ... continue reading
As a former Economics teacher I always love to somehow peer over the horizon because the future fascinates me. I love to make my own predictions of what I think the consequences of certain decisions and policies may be.
Economic outlook for 2020
At present the economic outlook for 2020 does not look very promising. In government there is just so many controversies, infighting and division mixed with ideology that good governance does not even come close to the parliament’s agenda. At present they are just trying to put out ... continue reading
People say that the two most important days of your life, is the day you are born and the day you figure out why.
The “why” deals with one’s purpose in life, i.e. having a sense of direction; for you to have something you feel led to accomplish during your lifetime. Simon Sinek reckons that when we have a clear sense of where we’re going, we are flexible in how we get there.
My understanding of Sinek’s comment is that following the right direction (purpose) is more important than ... continue reading
In my newsletter and blog post of the first week in December 2018, I warned as follow about a difficult first quarter in 2019:
“At present most businesses look forward to increased sales during the festive season and “Back-to-School” business in January. But February 2019 I think might become a challenge. Although I do not like to be negative, I think it is necessary to be cautious with spending during the festive season and especially on credit.
There is just so much uncertainty about government policy regarding land reform ... continue reading