Category: Business

Branding Lessons

I have been driving around in my old VW Kombi for close to 8 years.  It was 11 years old, and although it had relatively low kilometres, I knew it was time to start...

17 Business Lessons from Sport

Having made the decision to take a bit of time out after a hectic year or two, I took the time to watch a lot of sport. This included a number of cricket games,...

The Power of Process

SAB was a “small” 26 million hectolitre beer brewery when it acquired Miller in the USA in 2002.  Miller was more or less double the size of SAB, at 52 million hectolitres brewing capacity. ...

The 4 Elements of Greatness

Successful business people share a number of similar character traits.  The 4 I would like to write about today, are about being visionary, having good judgement, being courageous, and having drive (or being driven)!...

The Power of Ethos

In an article I wrote a while ago, namely “The 7 Forces driving an Organization”, I mentioned ethos being one of them.  It is not only the first force one should take into account,...

Dealing with Complexity

When I was a young man (biologically that is!), I did consider myself to be a fast learner.  In those days, we still thought someone was intelligent if they could memorize a lot of stuff.  I...

The Growth Imperative

I  recently had a chat with a few friends about how life passes us by at a rate which is tremendous.  And the older we get, the faster time passes us by.  The factor...

Thinking Outside The Box

Much has been said about the need to be creative and innovative.  The fields of application in business range from new products and services (product innovation), to new ways of doing things within the...