Crucial Skills: Friendliness

Crucial Skills: Friendliness

This is a great topic for a Monday morning post when most of us really don’t want to be thinking about work. But being friendly is incredibly important. To be fair, this is harder for some personality types than others. But you don’t have to be an evanescent...
Uniqueness

Uniqueness

Everyone always says you must have a Unique Selling Point/Proposition. But what does this mean? Unique definition: Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else. If you look at that definition you quickly realise that a lot of the marketing babble and business...
My journey to the Toolbox

My journey to the Toolbox

Last week, during an informal networking session with a new connection, I realised that it would be a good idea to tell the story of how I became an entrepreneur. I was working in London during 1994 and 1995 when someone first suggested I return to South Africa and...

Your Network: Machine Or Living Organism?

‘Network’ or ‘networking’ has to be among the biggest buzz words in modern business… everyone is talking about it, doing it, exhorting you to do it. But what is a NETWORK really? The Digital definition refers to computers… literally how machines are connected together...
The Patience Of Job

The Patience Of Job

It is said that one teaches best what one needs to learn. Then perhaps it is a good thing that I write this blog about PATIENCE. I am not a patient man. I was not a patient child, baby, teenager or young adult. That is not to say that I can never bear to wait for...