Playground Politics in the Real World

Google’s Blacklisting of Huawei and the subsequent withdrawal of their license is basically the equivalent of the spiteful kid who takes his ball if the other kids are too good at playing with it.
On Monday 20 May 2019, Google announced that it has withdrawn Huawei’s rights to make use of its platform and will no longer grant access to Huawei devices on their network. On the surface, this has major impacts for Huawei as a whole, but even greater loss for South Africans, but if one had to keep an open mind and dive deeper into this, it could actually spell the dawning of a new era.
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Business Will Humble You

A while back I created a caption for this image saying: “just because I am on my knees does not mean I am down and out. It simply means I am getting ready to fly.”  I recently had to deal with two members of my team leaving the nest. A necessary and natural part of the business journey, but a painful and disruptive one at that. Though I am no stranger to the devastating effects of losing an employee in whom you have invested. I have discovered that I am a very slow learner at times. Spending a considerable amount of time training, refining and developing these individuals have proved to be both strenuous yet rewarding to both me and the business. Allow me to break it down somewhat in order for it to make sense. Read more

School Fees Receipts – What I Learned

My earliest taste of business having started at the age of 9 when I started selling “Gaaring” (Nylon String) to kids in my area in order for them to fly there kites. A profitable business, but one that soon closed down when my leading supplier, my mother, realized that she was going through string faster than a newborn in diapers.

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PE, Poor Service – Same WhatsApp Goup?

Having walked into a well-established and respected restaurant with a footprint in Walmer, Stanley Street, and Summerstrand respectively. I have come to see a noticeable drop in their overall quality and standard of service since their humble yet blazing beginnings in the then newly renovated Parliament Street. It seemed that with each passing year, their requirements for staff (management and waiters alike) seem to decline as their brand grew. Mention needs to be made of a few staff members who really stand out, yet the overall quality of food, lack of attention to client needs, and general disregard for basic requests left much to be desired. Read more