3 mins

The Hierarchy of Personal Success and Advice to My 20 Year-Old Self

This post deals with change.  How does one change from being poor to becoming successful? It is incredibly difficult, is not impossible change oneself.  On the other hand, if you change your environment and change people to spend time with, you effortlessly change. One of the most difficult decisions I had to make was move from ...

1 min

Three Degrees of Performance

There are three ways to get things done: Do it yourself (DIY) Do it through other people (Management) Sell an idea and get people to recruit others out of their own volition to get the job done (Leadership) The implications of this model are as follows: If you do things yourself, you will produce great quality ...

1 min

The Death of Management and the Rise of Leadership

Please make time to read “Tribes” by Seth Godin.  He makes a convincing case about how the business environment has changed, and how leaders are required instead of managers.  Here’s an excerpt from the book: “In a classic I Love Lucy episode, Lucy and Ethel are working on a candy assembly line. As the candies come ...

1 min

Elon Musk Takes on the Question, “What’s the meaning of life?”

This is perhaps the most thought-provoking interview I’ve seen with Elon Musk.  The questions are deep and his responses are breathtaking at times.  Here’s a list of questions asked: What is your mission in life? 1:04 What is life for you(Elon Musk)? 3:44 How life will be on earth in 20, 30, 50 years from ...

1 min

500 Years Ago Machiavelli Knew What Would Happen to South Africans After 1994

Here’s an excerpt from Niccolo Machiavelli’s famous book, The Prince, which was written more than 500 years ago: “…men change their rulers willingly, hoping to better themselves, and this hope induces them to take up arms against him who rules: [but then] they are deceived, because they afterwards find by experience [that their new rulers] have gone ...