Imagine the human system absent dreams.

What would it be like? It all starts with dreams and without a mind the dreams would be of no consequence. What makes us human is that we give wings to dreams by constructively using our minds. It is true that life doesn’t permit anyone to create the materials that must be combined with the power of the mind and action but all we can do is to transform one given form into a form that has utility value to mankind. Without the human creativity and innovation, the earth’s treasures…

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Corporate Literacy – Identity

Should a company’s identity be determined by the holder of the majority issued share capital? It is often the case that there are firms that are generally without applying much thought referred to “foreign” firms as opposed to “local” firms. With respect to banking, it is the case in SA that calls are being made to create “state” banks. What kind of bank would this bank be? How would the proposed or imagined banks be different from any other banks? It is assumed that the mere holding of shares by…

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22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

1. Focus “It’s been said that leadership is making important but unpopular decisions. That’s certainly a partial truth, but I think it underscores the importance of focus. To be a good leader, you cannot major in minor things, and you must be less distracted than your competition. To get the few critical things done, you must develop incredible selective ignorance. Otherwise, the trivial will drown you.” —Tim Ferriss, bestselling author, host of The Tim Ferriss Show  2. Confidence “A leader instills confidence and ‘followership’ by having a clear vision, showing empathy and…

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The Financial Literacy Bank

Sharing ideas on the idea of financial literacy and its promise. Dr C. Sanangura live at the www.the1873fm.com studio this afternoon unpacking his knowledge and insights. Knowledge holds a better promise. We don’t need to look further for it exists everywhere and the role of money and related instruments cannot be understated in the affairs of mankind. Absent money as a unit of exchange, we still need an alternative and that alternative has to fit into a model that respects the power of the human spirit and the aspirational attributes…

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THE LEADERSHIP CONUNDRUM

Yesterday, Mr Mutumwa Mawere attended a dinner hosted by the African Leadership Magazine and the keynote speaker was former President Mahama of Ghana. He was privileged to explore his hypothesis that leadership is a tired concept that needs critical interrogating when Mr Mawere asked the question of whether one can elect competence and capacity. Mr Mawere made the point that a fool before elections will remain a fool after elections. An elections occurs outside the power of the individual whose authority arises after the counting of votes. Mr Mawere also…

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THE ENFORCEABILITY OF RESTRAINT OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

In many instances an employer requires its employees to sign a certain restraint of trade agreement which in essence bind the employee from not being employed by the employers competitors. What to take note of here would be the fact that an employer would invest its time and money in training the employee to best fit the particular market and just as the employee has sufficient training and insight into the field the employee would resign and go and work for a competitor. What many employers have now decided to…

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The Master Class sheds light on business success amid tough economic times.

Creativity and leadership are vital for businesses to remain above the water amid the challenging economic times in South Africa. 702’s Phemelo Ngcobo spoke to CEO of Aurik Business Incubator, Pavlo Phitidis, about his insights on the issue. See the comments below: You always find a great business in a great entrepreneur, it’s never the other way around. — Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik Business Incubator CEO The individual who can lead from the front is a crucial element of entrepreneurial activity, you don’t lead from the back. — Pavlo Phitidis, Aurik…

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Mujuru challenges Presidential powers

Zimbabwe People First leader Dr Joice Mujuru has gone to the Constitutional Court to challenge the legality of a Presidential decree providing a legal framework for the introduction of bond notes as legal tender. President Mugabe issued a decree this week authorising the introduction of bond notes, which are expected to ease the liquidity crunch gripping the country. Dr Mujuru filed her application in the Constitutional Court yesterday and listed President Mugabe, Parliament, Finance and Economic Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr John Mangudya and Attorney-General Advocate…

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