Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Mel Brooks Sleep-Loss Factor

Don’t lose any sleep at night Invest R60 000 and make R950 000 in your first year. Allow us to manage your money and it will grow by 185 percent within two years! You’ve seen this kind of offer and … Continue reading

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Small Business Development – Government Lies, Big Business Lies?

‘Small Business Development’ has for some time been a popular topic – but that’s all it is, a topic. Government and ‘Big Business’ are always saying how important small business is in terms of job creation. But are they being … Continue reading

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Are women ‘challenged’ managers?

Gender Equality or Political Correctness? We hear a lot these days about Political Correctness, and more particularly, about people who are described as ‘being PC’. The notion of Political Correctness began life as a left-wing attempt to embrace diversity, to … Continue reading

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Conversations with Martin. A silly old Fart?

Is there such a thing as ‘corporate memory’? Is corporate memory important? Where can it be found? I was recently reminded of why it is important – and where it can be found. The problem is that memory is about … Continue reading

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Have you created a job that owns you?

Growing your small business – the obstacles to growth You started your own business two years ago. It has survived a critical time in the life of a business; the start-up phase. Your business is not of the ‘mom 7 … Continue reading

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Leadership and Writing

Leaders communicate – some better than others. Ronald Reagan, for one, was referred to as the Great Communicator and is fondly remembered by many in the US. However, it is not writing that great speech or report that is the … Continue reading

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If you don’t understand this you will go out of business

Most people don’t understand what a cost is. And I’m not referring just to the general public but also to managers and business owners. This is not speculation on my part but based on experience (and mistakes I’ve made) over … Continue reading

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