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My obituary: What will others say about you after you’ve gone?

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I first came across the idea of learning about self-reflection through writing your own obituary in the late Stephen Covey’s life changing Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In this piece, Richard Wright has a go at his own. Once you’ve had a look, am sure you’ll agree that writing talent like his deserves the widest possible exposure.

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Jes believes Nelson Mandela should be allowed to rest in peace

Breaking News: Death is inevitable – even for our icon, Magical Madiba

Jes believes Nelson Mandela should be allowed to rest in peace

I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela a few times. On each occasion his greeting was identical: “It’s an honour and a privilege to see you.” Of course he did this with everyone.But it felt so special to be treated so respectfully, sprinkled with some Madiba Magic. As SA’s icon nears the end, Jes Edgson offers her usual fresh, youthful view of the way the mass media has approached Mandela’s last days

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Starting a business – sometimes helps to think less, do more

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The late, great Bill Lynch (World Entrepreneur of the Year 2006) liked advising prospective business owners to follow Nike and Just Do It. This superb blog by Dr Thomas Oosthuizen reaches a similar conclusion. Intellectual, direct and so very smart, Oosthuizen is SA’s branding Tzar. After reading this you’ll agree with me that he also knows a bit about starting businesses.

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Sean Act II

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Act Two – Play it again Sam or

 dare I follow my heart this time?

IT entrepreneur Sean O’Connell and I have corresponded over the years. As Sean prepares for the future a year after selling his business to JSE hot stock EOH, I asked him to share his throughts as he reflects on lessons learnt and the way ahead. His response is inspirational, a masterclass for any would-be entrepreneur.

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