7 Stage Advisors celebrate worldwide recognition

As the official 7 Stage Business Advisors in South Africa, OpenCircle are proud to join Carl in celebrating his recent success in the American Business Awards. CEO CARL GOULD NAMED ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR WINNER OF THE BRONZE STEVIE® AWARD AT THE 17th ANNUAL AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS® CEO, Business Growth Strategist and Thought Leader on [...]

7 Stage Advisors celebrate worldwide recognition 2019-07-02T18:01:20+02:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 8

Deciding decisively – Part Two Recently, I have enjoyed some fascinating discussions about how we make decisions and possible reasons for why we do not.  I have observed that making decisions involves quite a lot of anxiety. Questions arise in our minds, such as: • What if I am embarrassing myself? • What [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 8 2018-09-25T18:03:44+02:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 7

Deciding decisively – Part One In recent months, I have embarked on some fascinating discussions about how we make decisions and possible reasons for why we do not. When considering the matter in the context of commerce and business, it seems that most, if not all, of the business people with whom I have [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 7 2018-09-11T12:48:54+02:00

What architects do – Part 3

What value does an architect provide during the construction process? As the expert in this field, your architect will oversee the construction of the building on your behalf. You do not have to worry about the project, as your architect and his consultant team do that for you. You will be invited to “site [...]

What architects do – Part 3 2018-06-17T13:51:12+02:00

What Architects Do – Part 2

What further value do architects provide? You have decided to proceed with your building project. Or possibly to lease or build a new home for your business. Or perhaps you wish to create an investment property? The second part of an architect’s service deals with local authority approvals. It also deals with construction documentation, [...]

What Architects Do – Part 2 2018-09-26T14:23:50+02:00

How an architect can save you time, money and stress

What value do architects provide you? All humans live in buildings. Most of us interact with buildings for the greater part of our day. But we have no or very little idea of the role that architects play in creating these buildings. Architects design buildings. They provide advice, technical and aesthetic judgment and management [...]

How an architect can save you time, money and stress 2018-05-26T15:01:14+02:00

Learning leadership lessons through sport

Want to be a leader? Carry the team’s bags Cathy Engelbert, CEO at Deloitte, had the following to say: Those who know me know that, having grown up with five brothers, I am a little bit of a sports junkie. And I believe part of the reason I have the honour of serving today as a [...]

Learning leadership lessons through sport 2018-02-15T13:29:57+02:00