People don’t buy what they don’t understand

Years ago I worked in the centre of Cape Town.There’s a well-known paved walkway called St.George’s Mall. It is not a mall like you would think of a mall, but since there are shops and businesses on both sides of this walkway, it got the name. Every lunch a few colleagues and I would go to our favorite restaurant, and …

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The Art of Turning Failure into Victory – Part 2

Let’s get straight into failures and the tools you can use to turn your failures into victories.The first tool is to not pay attention. You’re probably thinking that I’ve lost it, but bear with me, I will explain! What I am saying is to not pay any attention to your failures. I know we, as humans, tend to often ignore …

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The Art of Turning Failure into Victory – Part 1

An interaction between my wife and daughter yesterday made me think of a lesson I learned a while ago about failure. Daughter: Mom, I want candy. Wife: No. Daughter: Please Mom, I want candy. Wife: No, you had candy yesterday. Daughter: (More forceful and hostile) I want candy! Wife: I said no. Daughter: (Now angry) I want candy now! Wife: …

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Silent Company Killers – Part 2

In the first article of this series we looked at the importance of staff training and how a lack of it could be very costly, to say the least, and ultimately silently kill your business. Before we get into the next silent killer I want to tell you a short story of something that happened to me recently. Less than a …

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Silent Company Killers Part 3

A while back I was driving and suddenly I noticed that the car’s heat gauge came up really fast! I switched off the engine and luckily there was an open spot next to the road so I could pull over. After a lot of investigation I isolated what the problem was. There is a small device that is supposed to …

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Your most valuable commodity – Part1

No, it is not time and it is not money 🙂 So, let me tell you a story to illustrate what this commodity is and how it affects the outcome of your daily life and this thing called destiny. When I was 14, I really started getting very interested in girls. I really wanted a girlfriend. At that point I …

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