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Unexpected Snow

Unexpected Snow

Some time ago, I went on a road trip around the southern tip of America with a number of people from around the world. We began in California, driving our way through Nevada and Arizona. The weather forecast indicated warmth. The travel advisory stated we should bring...
It’s a Service Not a Favour

It’s a Service Not a Favour

“Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad”. I believe this is true for the service providers who are trying to f@$* with me right now. I’m a low maintenance client. I use technology. This means I will rarely visit your office. I will...
You Need a Closer in Management

You Need a Closer in Management

If you run a growing business that needs to hire middle-level managers, this is for you. Please look for people who have a combination of these qualities which cannot be taught or which only need to be taught once: Wisdom, political savvy, intuition, responsibility,...
Business Needn’t Be Cold

Business Needn’t Be Cold

A dear friend says I take business personally. It is true. I am passionate about the things I do. It’s in my DNA. A long time ago, I realised there were already enough cold businessmen in the world. The world didn’t need another one. There’s too much...
You Need Intellect in Business

You Need Intellect in Business

Everyday in business, I realise that there are some deals that hustling and charisma will not deliver. You need brute intellect and an appreciation for numbers to do a great job. Process simplifies business, but business can still be very complex and convoluted. It...
We Must Produce the Next Generation of Leaders

We Must Produce the Next Generation of Leaders

When I began working, I took a career personality test called Creatrix Inventory. It revealed I was a Practicalizer. A Practicalizer loves to get things done. But, in a bid for speed, they sacrifice excellence on the altar of good. So, they fall short of true...