VIEWPOINT: Motivate through the middle

“Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.” Booker T Washington While watching runners race around a track recently, I was struck by the burst of energy with which they sprinted from the start, and then again by the sudden spurt…

LIFESTYLE: Gadgets

LG G3 Smartphone simply better The latest from LG, the G3, breaks new ground with its ultra-high-resolution QHD screen. Featuring a 5,5″ screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, the LG G3 has the sharpest, most colour-accurate screen on any smartphone to date. A laser-guided optically stabilised camera promises fast, sharp pictures. The screen…

UP-TO-DATE: Keeping you informed of business today

2014 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Survey ENSafrica recently conducted an extensive anti-bribery and corruption survey among their clients to gauge perceptions regarding corruption threats, as well as the levels of anti-bribery compliance amongst corporates in South Africa. The results are staggering! Nearly 50 per cent of companies feel they are highly exposed to bribery in Africa.…

VIEWPOINT: six months later

“With much fanfare, integrated reporting <IR> was launched as the next big thing for companies. ” With much fanfare, integrated reporting <IR> was launched as the next big thing for companies. <IR> is intended to supplant the glossy and cumbersome annual reports of yore by illuminating exactly what makes companies tick so that investors are…

VIEWPOINT: For richer or richer

When last did an economist’s weighty 700-page tome shoot to the top of the Amazon and New York Times bestseller lists overnight? Why is Thomas Piketty, a hitherto unknown French academic, being mobbed like a rock star when he appears in public? Strange days indeed … especially as Capital in the twenty-first century is apparently…

VIEWPOINT: Teacher coach mentor

I am a father, my biggest reward and hardest responsibility. As a professional coach I’m aware of what is lacking and constantly in process; strategising and implementing essentials to equip my kids to have everything they need for tomorrow. I need to raise confident, creative, self-sufficient, caring and balanced individuals to be great future partners,…

SPECIAL REPORT: Live reporting and analysis

Organisations go to great lengths to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and for very good reasons. ERP systems such as Oracle or SAP support data centralisation and eliminate islands of information caused by software applications that do not communicate with each other. Despite these compelling reasons and the overall benefits of ERP systems in…