The difference between an illusion and a delusion is this: when Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world record, it looked as if he was jogging. That's an illusion. If you think you can beat his time, that's a delusion.
By Sid Peimer 6 Dec 2013 07:26
The term 'strategic intent' entered our lexicon in 1989 with an article by that title appearing in the Harvard Business Review. The authors are Gary Hamel and (the late) C K Prahalad.
By Sid Peimer 1 Dec 2013 12:48
The cash register in an agency is the PowerPoint presentation (not just the PowerPoint, but the whole package that comes with it - which is usually you).
By Sid Peimer 27 Nov 2013 05:05
I always thought that you were either creative or not. I also felt that I had an uncanny ability to determine whether an applicant would be a good planner or not. Either you had it or you didn't. Boy was I wrong.
By Sid Peimer 22 Nov 2013 06:40
In business we spend much of our time reading or writing. But no matter how experienced we are, few of us can write even half a page without agonising over how best to put our points across.
By James Hurford 21 Nov 2013 08:42
As I write this, I've just come back from a networking breakfast of communications people. There were several common issues that came up, but none more urgent than the lack of young talent.
By Marion Scher 13 Nov 2013 09:29
Damelin Randburg proudly received ISO 1900:2008 certification from the South African Bureau of Standards on Wednesday, 4 December - marking a momentous milestone for the Damelin Education Group.
Issued by Damelin 9 Dec 2013 10:54
Last year Konica Minolta South Africa converted a light commercial vehicle into a mobile library, providing children and communities in the Gauteng area with access to books, thus giving them the opportunity to improve their literacy skills. But the company's dedication to education and literacy did not stop there.
9 Dec 2013 10:02
According to a recent survey, South African lecturers must adapt to the changing environment of their students by meeting them where they are most comfortable - in the social media space.
By Natasha Madhav 3 Dec 2013 09:54
Technology has empowered customers in such a way that they are now in charge of the business relationship - a fact that's left many businesses playing catch-up. Companies and supply chains that fail to realise this risk losing customers if they fail to respond to their needs.
Issued by IMM Graduate School of Marketing 29 Nov 2013 10:53
Samsung Electronics South Africa has collaborated with education company, Pearson to equip students studying at Pearson CTI and Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) with tablets from 2014.
27 Nov 2013 12:35
There's a lot wrong with education. The consequences are manifest in the disturbing headlines and frightening images we see almost daily. But when looking for solutions are we focusing on the symptoms rather than the cause, asks Lorenzo Davids, Community Chest chief executive.
Issued by The Community Chest 26 Nov 2013 09:48
Poor communication costs South African businesses billions of rands every year. South Africa has a corporate communication landscape shaped by 11 official languages and a myriad of different cultures with their own ways of communicating and expressing themselves.
By John French 21 Nov 2013 09:26
The University of Cape Town (UCT) and online education company, GetSmarter, have launched the UCT Training and Development Management short course, which provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of training and development in South Africa.
Issued by GetSmarter 18 Nov 2013 10:39
Premier online education company, GetSmarter, is looking for a dynamic and driven manager for their Sales and Enrolments team to start in time to kick off an array of course campaigns come January 2014.
Issued by GetSmarter 14 Nov 2013 08:54
Join a unique one-day leadership workshop in Johannesburg combining the wisdom of the Eastern mystics with the teachings of MBA programs, facilitated by Klasie Wessels of Streetschool who was previously the MD/Chairman of Draftfcb JHB.
Issued by Streetschool 13 Nov 2013 11:17
In order to stay competitive and on top of today's economy, employers are putting more time and effort into developing their primary resource - people. As a result, the University of Cape Town (UCT), in partnership with online education company GetSmarter, is proud to announce the launch of the UCT Training and Development short course.
Issued by GetSmarter 13 Nov 2013 09:28
Persuasive writing uses words to convince the reader to listen or to act. Great business writers use persuasive writing in proposals, articles, newsletters, memos, emails, requests for meetings, speeches, and reports.
13 Nov 2013 07:10
Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School in Africa, is launching an MBA tailored for the music and creative industries starting in March 2014.
8 Nov 2013 11:28
The African Marketing Confederation (AMC), working with the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ), is hosting the inaugural African Marketing Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 26-28 March 2014. The theme is Making Africa a Better Business Giant through Marketing.
Issued by IMM Graduate School of Marketing 8 Nov 2013 08:39
Kobus van Wyk, head of e-learning and education at Mustek discusses the importance of learning institutions to create strategies for the optimal usage of the IT resources available to them, and the role of the computer laboratory in the age of tablet pervasiveness.
6 Nov 2013 10:02
Incorporate events into your 2014 marketing strategy with the University of Cape Town Events Management short course and learn the fundamentals of developing and managing events of any size in the South African context.
Issued by GetSmarter 6 Nov 2013 09:56
A partnership between the Professional Journalists' Association (ProJourn) and the Institute for Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) will make affordable training available for local working journalists.
5 Nov 2013 09:23
Mashable reports that there is now a new algorithm, developed by Xiangju Qin and Pádraig Cunningham at University College Dublin in Ireland, that assesses the quality of Wikipedia articles
1 Nov 2013 11:49
Ahead of the Bookmark Awards ceremony on 14 November 2013, Adobe and Automated Publishing Services (APS) will sponsor Power of Digital workshops to highlight the transformational power of digital across all industry sectors.
1 Nov 2013 10:57
A partnership between Samsung Electronics South Africa and Mindset Network will make content and revision material available for Grades 10-12, on eligible Galaxy devices until 31 December 2013.
31 Oct 2013 10:32
Coral Tech has developed a 2-day course on mobile technologies and services.
30 Oct 2013 14:10
Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) hosted two Masterclasses recently; one on 'Best Leadership Styles within an Agency' and the other on 'Training Key to Agency Talent Management'.
30 Oct 2013 11:58
South Africa has joined a unique collaboration between top business schools in BRIC countries to help business and investors find out how to make the most of emerging markets in Africa.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 30 Oct 2013 08:59
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (GSB) Research Director, Ralph Hamann, has been appointed to the position of full professor by the Ad Hominem Committee of Commerce, as of 1 January 2014.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 29 Oct 2013 12:37
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