Knowledge is a choice: 4 basics for young employees to incorporate

I don’t think we realise just how fortunate we are in the modern world when it comes to access to knowledge and information. Answers to almost any fact or piece of information you’d like to know are accessible within seconds on our mobile devices. It presents a great opportunity for personal and career acceleration for … Continue reading Knowledge is a choice: 4 basics for young employees to incorporate

Good communication – the workplace skill you can’t avoid

Here’s a secret when it comes to climbing the career ladder, and some might say it’s an unfortunate secret: You need to be noticed. You need to make yourself heard instead of blending in with the crowd. For example, if you’re working in a group, volunteer to be the one who presents back. In group … Continue reading Good communication – the workplace skill you can’t avoid

Picking the moments that define your career

An aeroplane pilot once described what being a pilot is like. He explained it as ‘hours of boredom and moments of panic’. On might argue that forging a successful career in the business world requires hours of mundane work combined with moments of brilliance. In the game of football, a great striker doesn’t pull off … Continue reading Picking the moments that define your career

The Critical Thinking Habit That Can Change You . . . And Change The World

In my humble opinion, critical thinking is becoming more and more of a rare trait in society, especially with young adults. It’s a skill I’ve always admired in people above and below myself in the business world as well as in general life. Indeed, managers typically put critical thinking high up in the most desired … Continue reading The Critical Thinking Habit That Can Change You . . . And Change The World

But I don’t think of you

One of the most profound lines I've come across in literature is a remarkably simple one - “But I don’t think of you.” About half way through Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, our ‘hero’ and antagonist, by chance, eventually come face to face for the first time outside a building at night. Ellsworth Toohey, the antagonist … Continue reading But I don’t think of you

The Power of Envy

Envy – commonly regarded as a negative emotion which leads to dissatisfaction and ill feeling. In religious practices we are warned off feeling any envy as this strays from what is moral and righteous. In the Christian Bible envy is spoken of many times as something one should be careful of. “Do not covet” is … Continue reading The Power of Envy

Never Stop Learning

Graduation Speech - Cape Town (29 July 2016) We’re here today to honour the graduates sitting in front of me, and we’re here today in the name of education. I can’t think of anything more worthy of celebration in a young person’s life than educational achievements such as this. The unfortunate thing about the term … Continue reading Never Stop Learning