The Running Commentary

Effective Procurement = Managed Delivery

What is the benefit of good or even great procurement without effective management of the product that is being procured? This question is not answered or even asked in many businesses. Worse still is that in this time of extreme cost consciousness this question is replaced by “who is the cheapest supplier”Now I hear a…

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What is Really important?

This story is a great idea of how to effectively look at time management within your life and how to create the critical balance between what is important and what is really important. In the middle of a seminar on time management, recalls Covey in his book First Things First, the lecturer said, “Okay, it’s…

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Should we let the red white and blue lead the green drive

I, as mentioned before, am a subscriber to TIME magazine.  The copy from last week contained and article that basically expounded how the USA (the war machine that it is) can effectively lead the world in terms of climate change. The author(s) speak about various initiatives that are being done by the state of California…

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Welcome Ince as site sponsor

Many of my readers will know that I work for Ince (Pty) Ltd. Ince specialise in the field of Corporate Communications and deliver a number of solutions to their clients along this basis.  I am thrilled that they have agreed to be one of the sponsors to this site, even if is this means that…

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Cape Town morning

This post promises to be only positive, driving this morning on my way to the office, I was struck by the beauty of the morning.  I was together with my fellow Capetonians and out towners that may have been awake at 7:30, treated to a spectacular sunrise, with beautiful images. Now being the conscientious driver…

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The problem with Africa…

Carte Blanche (hosted by MNet) ran a story this past Sunday entitled “The Problem with Africa” and was effectively an interview with Robert Calderisi’s who has written a booked by the same title. The questions raised are pertain to whether the aid given to Africa by the world leading foreign Aid agencies, is keeping Africa…

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More on my Nokia e90..

I have been spending the last few days really getting to know my new acquisition. The features are all pretty amazing, the speed is probably the thing that amazes me most though. In a 3G environment the operations in terms of sending text messages, getting your email are simply out of this world.  The GPS…

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Low fuel or passion

As mentioned in my post yesterday, I felt that on his home turf Alonso might spoil the party.  Well after final qualification we have in second, separating the two Ferrari’s. Last year driving for Mclaren, Alonso, took the outside line into corner one and things got very tense. Will we see a repeat of this?…

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Spanish F1 who wants it the most…

Mixed bag this week with a number of drivers reaching the top of the time sheets during free practice. History shows that Ferrari have enjoyed 10 wins, Mclaren 8 and Williams 6, so we would expect that Ferrari will have a good performance. Predictions are for a dry race, and I would guess that the all…

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The money or the power?

I heard a rumour the other day about how much the president of the United States of America is paid versus the kind of money that is raised on the campaign trail in terms of the presidential elections. The amount I was told he earned was around R 3 000 000.00 a year. Impossible!! Why…

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