The world is changing fast and to keep up you need local knowledge with global context.
I’m always delighted to give a wider audience to the product of excellent thought processes. Like this article from Roy Topol, a gent who predicted the demise of 1Time while the shares were still surging. Here he offers a rational analysis of what to expect during the next leg in the Quantitative Easing saga. By … Read more
America has been rocked by the Not Guilty verdict handed down in the murder trial of a white adult George Zimmerman (30) who stalked, shot and killed a black adolescent Trayvon Marton (17). In this superb commentary for his blog God’s Politics, President of Sojourners Jim Wallis asks uncomfortable questions around racial profiling.
As South Africa prepares for the loss of its icon, here’s a timely reminder why we’re so emotional about being forced to say goodbye. Academic, author and strategic management guru Dr Paul Schoemaker wrote this brilliant piece after a recent visit here. With stark reminder’s of Madiba’s pivotal words, and precious legacy to his nation. … Read more
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.
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
My favourite young writer has done it again. This time Jes Edgson has taken a look at where she is right now. Rejects the mundane, tosses away instant gratification and finds her mojo. Inspiration. Something that comes a lot more easily when we’re open minded and ready for it. Another little gem from Jes.
Mooi River is home to a man who reminds me what politics is supposed to be about – selfless leaders fearlessly serving the people. Ken Denysschen is the sole DA representative on the Mpofana City Council. He provides insight into how dysfunctional some small municipalities like his have become. Brace yourself.
Greetings from La Guardia Airport, New York. I’m waiting for the flight to Omaha where the Berkshire Hathaway AGM is to be held tomorrow. While checking emails, picked up this note from Dr Thomas Oosthuizen. You may recall his recent blog on a start-up KNZ restaurant. His note warmed my heart. Yours too?