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Phase: Evaluation

Evaluating a project is easy. You always have 20/20 vision. You see everything as obvious but at the time there was a lot of uncertainty and points of information that was not forthcoming immediately. Try to ask as many questions as possible in a project build up. The customer will have assumptions and so will you. It is important to iron these out as best you can. If possible, try to benchmark your project against something. If its your first such project this is not so easy. Its also important to split your product sales and service costs and understand how the ...
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January 19, 2019

Social Economic Evolution

Model af det færdige Lego Campu Understanding mankind lately has been difficult for me. I see so much potential, but its mankind continually seems to be lost on choosing its future. Our vision is not clear and we move forward erratically trying to understand it. This post however is about something we have not yet solved: Capitalism.. Ever since I was young teenager, I could not understand one thing: if I help someone with their business, why are they so unwilling to share in the spoils. Are we not already in debt to something greater than ourselves? It is such a ...
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October 27, 2018

Great markings of a CEO?

Having spent many years working for various managing executives and directors as a financial manager, I thought I would document the great markings of a CEO. Something that most new line managers will struggle with and what I found is needed in making a great Chief Executive Officer. Firstly one must consider that we are all human and so pretty much subservient to the daily change in conditions. But leadership inspiration can be saught in many places such as Solomon or Genghis Khan or Abraham Lincoln or perhaps even John D. Rockefeller. There are also so many great ...
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July 16, 2018

I want to buy me some land..

"I want to buy me some land..". This a continuous joke between myself and good friend of mine. Say this is South Texan accent and you got the gist of it! In South Africa however, land is huge issue. Generations of Africans have had the land take away from them through Apartheid or feel the cost of land now is prohibitively high as economic rents take advantage of premium land close to highly developed areas. Much like playing the game of monopoly, the lucky incumbents exploit their position and slowly annex smaller or less valuable properties from the other players. ...
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March 6, 2018

Phase: Launching business

What is the most important requirement for a business? A customer! You cannot have a business without a customer. Something that is underestimated if you are not continuously customer facing or not rewarded or incentivised for generating a happy customer! Then you need the cash flow from your business (opportunity) in order to be successful and it needs to be worth your while or effort pursuing this enterprise. And in order to do this, you need to follow the particular needs of the customer so that they satisfactorily fulfill their requirements or exceed your competit...
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January 18, 2018