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How My Uncle Jim Showed Me the Fine Line Between Barmy and Genius

On previous occasions when I have been asked to write about my mentor, a few people always spring to mind. The first is always my mum, who has been there every single day of my life offering unceasing love and support. The second is my dad, who showed me in

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The Squeaky Wheel Problem

By Seth Godin It seems to make sense to prioritise in order of priority. Do the urgent stuff first. Deal with the cranky customer who’s about to walk out, the disenchanted and difficult employee who hasn’t had the right sort of guidance (lately), the partner who is stomping his foot.

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Load shedding solutions: Is going off-grid a good idea?

Written By: Belinda Mountain We all know that feeling. We’re making dinner or watching our favourite TV show and suddenly we’re plunged into pitch darkness as load shedding hits. With Eskom’s problems not going away anytime soon, many South Africans are making alternative energy arrangements, from buying generators to installing

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Back to Grammar School: 12 Easy Ways to Become a Better Writer

Communication skills are more important than ever, but what if your grammar doesn’t quite make the grade? Technology has reshaped how we communicate in the business world. Fifty years ago, you would have walked over to your coworker’s desk or called up to the second floor to ask a question.

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Four Science-Backed Reasons to Read More (Even If You’re Busy)

When was the last time you read a book? If you’re like me, you probably have a reading list of books and articles a mile long. It’s not that you don’t want to read them, but making time to actually do so isn’t always easy. Your schedule is full of projects

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We Need Clean-Energy Innovation, and Lots of It

Last month, during a trip to Europe, I mentioned that I plan to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments I am already making, and I am doing it because I believe that the next half-decade will

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Twelve Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own. When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident people always have the

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The 20 Most Valuable Global Brands in 2015

Apple is the most valuable global brand in 2015, followed by Google, according to a recent report from Millward Brown. The BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands report was based on a combination of consumer insights and financial analysis. The researchers started by determining the portion of a brand’s contribution to its parent corporation’s earnings, then

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Well Done Olivia Carolan!

Belated note of appreciation to you and particularly Olivia. Olivia researched and came up with two possibilities to resolve our problem. She sourced Worldnomads.com and that was the jackpot. It is the “Uber” of travel insurance – unbelievable. Ten minutes completing an online questionnaire in SA for an Australian resident already in

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