Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Events rarely have a worldwide effect but when they do, they’re followed by paradigm shifts and perhaps recent events (of 2020-21) is such a time. This article explores how past historical events shaped my great grandfather and helped him achieve multiple successes in...
My Great Grandfather

My Great Grandfather

My great grandfather together with his two older sisters, were orphaned as young teens when both his parents succumbed to what was known as the great Indian plague in 1861.

Gamification Works!

Gamification Works!

Some online course platforms have rewards built in where delegates get awarded virtual stickers for completing each module. The same reward/gamification can be used to get through boring or dreaded tasks.

Bartering is bad for everyone and here’s why

Bartering is bad for everyone and here’s why

My dad was a clever businessman. He taught me that when a contractor quotes a price and the work spec is exactly what you want, then you should never barter or beat them down. He explained the psychology behind why it’s bad to barter. Scenario 1A contractor...
Children make you less profitable

Children make you less profitable

One of my most vivid childhood memories was of the phone. We were not allowed to touch the phone. To us kids, the phone was ‘bad’. The phone was my father’s key instrument for making money. Whenever the phone rang, it was ‘money’. The...