Have smart phones become too smart for business and social communication?

A little while back our talented young blogger Jes Edgson offered her perspective on why people of her age are obsessed with their cell phones. If you haven’t read it yet, go have a look at The thing about my generation. Jes’s latest piece will be published tomorrow. But it’s obviously not just the youthful … Read more

Who says you can’t dismiss expensive staff? Welcome to the employer’s secret weapon – Clause 189 of the LRA

South African Labour Legislation was copied from the old West Germany. A country which, on reunification with the East, promptly dropped many of its laws because the legislators knew they were unworkable in the “developing economy” environment the nation now faced. In South Africa, a combination of ignorance, complacency, political expediency and sheer bloody mindedness … Read more


Playing QE up and down proves contrarians win some of

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

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The three decisions that made Nelson Mandela the greatest Leader of our Age

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