Category: Business

The Finance Minister has spoken – extraordinary measures, monies and circumstances

The Finance Minister has spoken – extraordinary measures, monies and circumstances

The passage of time seems to be such a fractured thing right now and it isn’t going to stop being so any time soon. As a country, we are bracing ourselves for the cresting of the Corona wave.

The ‘new normal’ that still seems so foreign and what the fourth industrial revolution has to do with it

The ‘new normal’ that still seems so foreign and what the fourth industrial revolution has to do with it

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres across all sectors. It brings about boundary-busting disruptions that will change the world of work as we know it

Undoing lockdown – levels of strategic thinking

Undoing lockdown – levels of strategic thinking

Entrepreneurs are doers. They see a gap, a need, a problem and they react. Often, things build momentum and somewhere in the future they find themselves running a business. Most business do not fail because they are built on bad ideas. They fail because basic planning was not done.

Undoing Lockdown – levels of business support

Undoing Lockdown – levels of business support

Some feel cheated. We were told ‘this lockdown thing’ will come to an end, and yes, we knew it would not quite mean business to usual, but THIS unusual? And for how long, THIS time? Anger and frustration, fueled by denied addictions and proclivities, are rising. Scathing memes and poisonous comments are setting Facebook and social media on fire. There are growing accusations of class and race prejudice from all sides.

Open doors during lockdown – part 1

Open doors during lockdown – part 1

This is not business as usual.

Your staff haven’t simply moved offices. This is not working remotely by choice. This is trying to work from home whilst the world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis, with unpredictable outcomes. Your staff, their families, your suppliers and clients will not react as they ‘normally’ would. In fact, you yourself may not have it as together as you would like others to think…

Apocalypse (Not) Now – What to do now that Moody’s has downgraded RSA to junk status

Apocalypse (Not) Now – What to do now that Moody’s has downgraded RSA to junk status

It is true – the country has been down-graded by the last remaining ratings agency, Moody’s, that thought South Africa was worth investing in – somewhat. It would be really bad news, if we don’t take into consideration that the whole world is facing two crises. We are all battling the COVID-19 virus and markets are volatile everywhere.

A Tale of (Many More than) Two Cities – Life and Times in South Africa during COVID-19

A Tale of (Many More than) Two Cities – Life and Times in South Africa during COVID-19

Before we continue to look at the key elements of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation, let me say this: history tends to repeat itself – for better and, sadly, for worse. As the human race and, in particular, as a country, we stand on the precipice of history. The next move is ours.