Monthly Archives: October 2016

Take risks, you may strike gold.

Fifteen years ago, a South African media company invested $34 million in an obscure Chinese internet developer. Today that stake is worth $88 billion. It can be said that Naspers, now Africa’s most valuable company struck gold by taking a chance on Tencent. John Marks Templeton born on November 29, 1912, in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee, USA started ... Read More »

Iceland Anyone?

The Institute for Economics and Peace released its 2016 Global Peace Index, ranking the nations in terms of safety. Iceland is the most peaceful nation on earth, but 79 countries in the world are less peaceful now than a year ago, with Syria being the most dangerous. Overall, said the report, global levels of peace continue to deteriorate. Deaths from ... Read More »

When One Door Shuts, Open Another One.

In November 2013, barely one and half years after Woolworths Holdings Limited, a South African-based retail store company expanded into Nigeria it called it quits and pulled out its three stores from the west African country because of high rental costs, duties and complex supply chain processes. Instead of wailing or throwing a pity party over her failure in Nigeria, ... Read More »

Less Talk More Action.

I came across the title of this week gold nugget on the t-shirt of Reza Price not too long ago. Reza was in Grade 6 at Golden Grove Primary School, Rondebosch, Cape Town when he was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia – a deficiency caused by failure of bone marrow development. Now in matric, he still hasn’t found a donor to ... Read More »

I wish I had this book 25 years ago.

Ken Fishers book – The Ten Roads to Riches is the best book that I have ever read on achieving financial success. I recommend it to every young person. According to the book which was jointly authored with Lara Hoffmans, you can use one of ten roads. Start a successful business Become CEO of an existing firm and juice it ... Read More »

You have freedom but be vigilant.

Charles Spurgeon beautifully explained the awesome freedom we have in Jesus in the following lines: “You have the freedom to approach the throne grace. As a believer, it is your privilege to have access at all times to your heavenly Father. Whatever your desires, difficulties, or needs, you have the liberty to place them all before Him. No matter how ... Read More »