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
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
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
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
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). Although we frequently sell our work boarded up on paper, and even sometimes verbally; in the vast majority of cases the success of the sale depends on the persuasion of the PowerPoint presentation.
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
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. We also have an educational system that has failed our people. This deadly communication environment creates a communication catastrophe that loses South African businesses billions of rands on an annual basis.
By John French 21 Nov 2013 09:26
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
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is urging prospective first-year students to apply early for 2014 courses, as the university can only admit between 10,500 and 10,800 undergraduate first-years in 2014.
19 Jul 2013 10:14
Milpark Business School is well-known for its niche banking qualifications and has revisited its current offerings to ensure that the skills acquired will enable students to operate successfully in the changing environment. Two exciting new qualifications in the banking field will be offered from 2014.
Issued by Milpark Education 15 Jul 2013 11:09
The education of our children has always been emotive and when the mass media is added to the mix, volatility is inevitable.
Issued by Chris Moerdyk 4 May 2012 10:51
You'll agree that what I'm about to say is not rocket science. Here goes: a report is written to be read by someone else. Now, if this is the central goal, a lot of your focus should fall on that 'someone else', and on giving them what they need, in a format that'll work for them, so that they read what you've written and rapidly agree with it.
By Tiffany Markman 7 Oct 2011 11:18
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