The Business Case For Grit

  Yes, grit. No, not the type that has anything to do with the image above. The grit I am talking about is behavioural and defined as follows: Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term

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The Way University Should Work

The Way University Should Work

  (This post contains an embedded video, I recommend you read it on the blog as opposed to in the ‘newsletter’ format. Simply click the link in your e-mail and it will redirect to the article on the blog) When you finished school, or matriculated

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Advice and Insights From 50 Great Entrepreneurs

I recently saw this on INC.com. Yes, the video is quite lengthy, but for golden, advice-flavoured nuggets from 50 great entrepreneurs – it’s worth it. Here’s who you’ll see and when: Jeff Bezos – Amazon – 0:00 Steve Jobs – Apple – 0:12 Pierre Omidyar

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Productivity Tools- A Recipe For ‘Unproductivity’

Productivity Tools- A Recipe For ‘Unproductivity’

  **Disclaimer: I completely understand the merit of productivity tools for linking up dispersed teams, easy information sharing and project tracking. However I draw the line when they are being used to, hmm how do I put this, spy, on employees and track exactly what they are

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Finally! Azuri Technologies Is Embracing Solar Power And Using It Wisely

Finally! Azuri Technologies Is Embracing Solar Power And Using It Wisely

Without having too much of a rant I will say this – I cannot wrap my head around the fact that we do not harness more solar energy in this country, I just can’t. Especially living in sunny South Africa, watching building after building being

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The Elusive And Ficticious Work Life Balance

  If you have been striving to achieve this balance I’m truly sorry, but your efforts have been in vain. Allow me to elaborate. 1. Calling it a work life balance immediately assigns the most importance to the wrong element in the statement. You do not stop

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The Case For Organisations To Be More Finnish

The Case For Organisations To Be More Finnish

  A while ago I read an article on why Finland is so successful at, well, everything, and earmarked it as “Finland is Awesome”. The more research I do into organisations, and the more “Finland is Awesome” style articles that I read, the more I

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R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, Your Boat…Whenever The Heck You Like

R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, Your Boat…Whenever The Heck You Like

  As I’ve discussed before, and will likely explore a lot more in future, the 1950’s organisational “asses-on-seats-in-offices = productivity” thinking needs to go. We’ve all got mobile devices blah blah, always reachable blah blah – thats old news by now. Perhaps what we haven’t

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Walking Meetings & Treadmill Desks, Physical Health, Mental Wealth, both?

Walking Meetings & Treadmill Desks, Physical Health, Mental Wealth, both?

  Whilst more and more research shows how bad sitting for long periods of time can be, most people have little choice but to spend most of their day ass on-seat staring at a screen. Beyond the numerous health issues that arise – think back problems

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A Company Structure “Flatter Than A Pancake Levelled By A Steamroller”

A Company Structure “Flatter Than A Pancake Levelled By A Steamroller”

A UCLA MBA student has gone rogue! He has turned his back on all the management theories he learnt at this prestigious institution and if he were in my vicinity right now- I would high five him, possibly twice. Like a refreshing glass of chilled

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