The Running Commentary

MEP SpeakOut2016

I had the awesome privilege, this past weekend, to be involved with the team from the Message Trust South Africa and specifically their Enterprise Team, at the inaugural SpeakOut event.  This event, held at the Drakenstein correctional facility, saw the men from the MEP class, organise and host a speaking event, which was adjudicated using…

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Yes! …… I have my blog history back

Many of you will know that I thought I could not retrieve my old blog files.  This represented some 500 articles that I had compiled since 2008.  I had come to terms with the fact that I would need to try and get the content at a later stage. In a chance discussion someone suggested I…

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Print……how little has changed

I recently completed an assignment as the managing director for a business that was in business rescue. If you are not familiar with this term, essentially it a process whereby a business, with some solid foundations which has found itself on hard times, is able to rebuild itself using some innovative legislative protection. This process…

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Not so juicy service Mango!

A couple of days ago, I was returning on a late flight from JHB to CPT. In my haste to leave the plane and get home (long day and tired) I committed the ultimate rookie error. I left my iPad mini in the seat pocket in front of me. (I have flown many times and…

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44

Today is my birthday and yip I am 44. Aside from the obvious fact that I am getting older and hopefully a little wiser, birthdays present a great time to take stock. A reminder then Mike of where you are and what you have been blessed with: Beautiful Wife – check Amazingly wonderful kids –…

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The wall……time to break it down

This post is somewhat difficult for me as it requires me to acknowledge some shortcomings, I am hopeful though that in this process I will take some further steps forward in my life journey. A little while ago I wrote a post about giving up something that had occupied my time and as a result…

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Keep Calm and Listen

I am often told that I need to listen more and give space for others to have their say, words that in some situations can cut quite deeply. I reflect on these when I am by myself, listening to music or just meandering through my thoughts and wondering what drives me. Now….I have not had…

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It’s been a while

I hope that as I travel I will meet many more exciting people along the way and that I, together with my team, get to build many more great brands.

Struggling, Business and Focus

I am learning more lessons each day about juggling a very different set of circumstances, to the one’s I was used to just 15 months ago. I feel like I have learnt more about business in this short time, than the 19 years, combined, I spent in corporate life.

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365 days done!

I am confident the next year will be busier and I hope filled with as much stuff, actually maybe a little less on the compliance side!

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